Episode 001 – Pilot; Mission; Authors Saccenti, Alonso-Sierra (Part One)

This is my first episode. I hope you’ll find this podcast to be informative, entertaining and… maybe just a little bit engaging as I work to bring you juicy tidbits about Apex.
I want to tell you what’s going on… to fill the void left by the print media… partially filled by social media… but so you can hear it from a voice that, hopefully, you’ve come to trust by now to give it to you straight… but in a manner you’ve come to expect from living in the #1 Best Place to Live in America.

I want to bring you some real people stories that happen right here in Apex. Some of you may remember the Western Wake Herald, later the Apex Herald. They covered this kind of local news. Well, I see that as a lost art. So I’ll be bringing this back to you, but with modern technology… namely, this podcast. Sorry I can’t afford to print newspapers, but maybe this is more personal. Yeah, I think that’s what I’m going for here.

Lastly, I want to update you on, what some may consider the mundane, others may take it quite seriously, and still others just bring their popcorn and watch for entertainment. Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about the Apex town council meetings. And as mayor, I do run the meetings, but I’ve noticed that there is no one out there telling you what happened… at least, not consistently, and without an angle. And, yeah, I realize as the mayor, you might be thinking, “Well, what’s YOUR angle, Lance?”.

So let’s make this clear… my commitment to you is that I’ll make sure I tell you when I’m giving you my take on some development request or ordinance change or whatever. If I don’t say otherwise, I’m just going to give it you straight — part news anchor, part friend. But since I’m there at every meeting, I figure, I might as well share with you what we did.

So that’s where we’re going on this Podcast journey. I hope you will give me a few episodes of support, feedback, constructive criticism and maybe even a bit of grace while I get this thing launched.

Why do I call this The Apex Roundup Podcast? Well, my goal is to make this a 30-minute rodeo for you… every couple of weeks … rounding up all Apex tidbits. So, the Apex Roundup Podcast seems like a good name that, don’t you think?


In today’s episode…

I’ll share my thoughts on the Paris Agreement and how it impacts us in Apex.

I’ll also recap the most recent town council meeting for you.

But first, here’s Part One of my interview with Apex authors and sisters, Victora Saccenti and Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra.


Town Council Meeting Updates from June 20, 2017


On the Paris Agreement is from my blog, which you can read here.

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