Sunday, August 16, 2009

Non Transparency in (WT) Government Act

After reading this article, I am shocked Washington Township is not among those who have endorsed the proposed "Transparency in Government Act". One would think after all the "ethics" talk from Howard Popper and James Harmon during their campaigns, this would be a no brainer. But just like Popper's vow to create a local ethics committee and put committee meetings on local TV, a real commitment to transparency has landed on top of his pile of unfulfilled campaign promises.

By the way, it was during my service (2006-2008) as the committee's Finance Liaison, when the municipal budget first appeared online. In fact, prior to my service, committeemen never received or reviewed financial reports on a monthly basis.

Lastly, having been in office for 8 months now, can anyone name a single accomplishment of James Harmon? By this time in my term I had already recommended over one million dollars in approved savings from the municipal and district school budgets. All we've heard from Jim is that he is impressed with how much the committee debated whether or not to cancel a $35 magazine subscription. Thanks Jim!

No comments:

Post a Comment

To ensure this site remains a valuable service to our community, no anonymous posting is allowed.

Names will be verified (online Morris County Tax Records) prior to appearing on the blog. If you are not man or woman enough to sign your real name to a posting then you should probably keep your opinion to yourself.