"What do you think of the city government's newspaper, The City News?" Staff writer Joann Stevens and photographer Michael Ford Parks went downtown to ask residents their views. Monica O'Connell, librarian resident at Euclid Street and Kalorama Road NW: "When I saw it I decided it was a propaganda tool for the mayor. It's uncontroversial reporting, with nothing you could disagree with. To me it's just a smokescreen for a lot of things I feel he (the mayor) hasn't done. One thing I did do was cut out the list of city services and paste it on my refrigerator." Otis Stith, 28, employee with the Office of Youth Advocacy, resident at 7th Street and Park Road NW: "Instead of a lot of hearsay, the paper lets people know what's going on with the mayor and his programs. It covers a lot of issues. I think the community would find it a valid (information source) if they can get hold of it. I think it could stretch out more on youth issues." Cornell Green, 28, data technician resident at 16th and Columbia Road NW: "I've never seen it. But they probably have (stories) you wouldn't see in The Star of The Post. Also a lot of people don't know Mayor Washington or his policies. I guess you could get this through (his) paper." Dee Gants, 24, librarian resident at Franklin and Michigan NE: "This is one of the things the mayor puts out, but you can't disregard the fact it's his view and not the truth. It has little bits of information in it you wouldn't get other places. It's a good thing to read once and then forget about it." Penelope Minter, 24, student, resident at Pennsylvania and Alabama avenues SE: "I think it could be helpful if the public was aware it was being distributed. It looks a little bit one-sided. It gives a general idea of what's on but perhaps it could present other side too." Katie Fahnestack, 32, political consultant, resident at 35th and T streets NW: "I think the mayor would do better to be a more effective mayor instead of publishing (by omission) the things he hasn't done. For example, I think he could address the politics of neighborhoods instead of the convention center." Kenneth L. Brown, 38, minister resident 9th Street and New York Avenue NW: "I liked Pipeline (the old City News) better. It carried more news unique to the (District) employees themselves. This doesn't . This doesn't seem to be the right kind of paper to me."