Councilman Pays $28,000 A Year For Twitter Posts
Philadelphia City Councilman is defending his decision to use taxpayer dollars to hire a local firm to “tweet” on Twitter in his name.
Councilman-at-large Jim Kenney hired a Philadelphia-based company called Chatterblast to handle his Internet public relations — including tweeting and a Facebook page. The cost was $28,000, paid for by taxpayers.
“I didn’t want to pay a staff person $60,000 plus benefits to do it,” he toldKYW Newsradio.
And Kenney insists the firm handles more than innocuous tweets.