You won't find the Village of Lisle's announcement for a Budget Hearing posted on its Facebook page or on its Twitter page; you won't find the announcement on the "News" page of the Village of Lisle website, either.
But digging deeper, we find a Public Hearing notice on the calendar for March 4, 2013 - 7 pm at Village Hall.
The notice was also published in the Daily Herald recently. It was in one of those teeny-tiny-type legal notices in the back of the paper. The kind of notice that just barely meets the requirements of a "legal notice."
One has to wonder if the Village is using all of the communication resources at its disposal to inform its residents and taxpayers.
Is the Village really interested in what its residents have to say about how our tax dollars are spent?
If Mayor Broda wants input from residents, then why isn't this notice posted on the front page of the website, Facebook page and Twitter page like the announcement for input on the French Market?
Why are taxpayers paying the salary for a Marketing/Communication Director to utilize social media if its not to inform those of us who are footing the bill of the proposed increased spending plans for the next 5 years?
If the Village can pay hundreds of dollars for an ad on the back of a Pace bus to benefit a small group of local retail business owners, why can't the same ad be placed to advertise a public hearing?
If the Village can purchase $5000 of "gift cards" for the Board and appointed commissions, why doesn't the Village allocate funds to encourage residents' attendance and participation at a Budget Hearing?