LEGAL NOTICE BLOG
MODESTO, CA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO CEASE PUBLISHING LEGAL NOTICES FOR
PUBLIC BIDS IN NEWSPAPER.
The Modesto California City Council voted 5-2 last week (June 26)in favor of
a bill that would the city to publish public notices requesting proposals for
bids , on a "bidding website" , reported Modbee.com
opposed to the newspaper. Gloriette Genereux, Mdoesto's Financial Director
stated that legal notices in the newspaper are now "an *ineffective* way of
announcing formal bids" as they pre-date the Internet as the most effective
means of communication with the prospective vendor pool." , reported
She also noted
that a bidding web site could reach far mote prospective bidders.
The Modesto Bee editorialized
their opposition to this ordinance was not about lost revenue for notices
that won't be published in their paper. We all know that when they say it
isn't about the money ... it's about the money.
The migration of notices from print to on line continues when local
governments have control of the process. It is the state legislators that
have not been able to move with the times on this issue.
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