What Dave DeCamp is walking into in Jacksonville

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I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on Jacksonville politics, but I am intrigued by Tampa Bay Times reporter Dave DeCamp’s decision to take the Communications Director job in Mayor Alvin Brown’s office.

Wanting to know what kind of situation DeCamp was walking into, I called the communications office at the phone number (904-630-7377) listed for media inquiries.

What a surprise it was to hear Abel Harding’s voice on the message.

Harding and the Mayor’s office parted ways on September 23, 2011. Almost six months ago.

I realize DeCamp was hired specifically to fix issues like this, but no one in the Mayor’s office knows how to change the answering machine?

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.