Because I knew this blog would be the first one ever written and published by a Pepper Pike City Council member, and because of my experiences as a blogger over the last five years, I've already spent time researching how other elected officials manage communications and engagement with citizens via social media and web-based tools such as blogs.
Here are just a few of the resources I've consulted so far:
Blog of Seattle City Council Member Tim Burgess
Blog of Seattle City Council Member Bruce Harrell
Blog of Seattle City Council Member Sally Clark
City of Seattle's portal for its City and its City Council
(I totally covet their City Council site - forget about how much bigger the city is; this is about thinking in terms of scalability.)
Electing2Blog and Neary-Sighted, blogs by Lakewood, WA City Council Member Walter Neary who is also on Twitter
And from Walter's Electing2blog sidebar, a list of blogs and posts, via Friendfeed, written by other electeds around the country
MuniGov2.0 (a huge reservoir of information about what communities of all sizes, across the U.S. and in the U.K. and Australia are doing)
What else would you like to read? Who else would you talk to? What questions would you ask?