Sunday, April 18, 2010
A SUGGESTION FOR MAYOR-TO-BE SEGARRA
Hopefully in the next couple of months the process of turning Hartford around will begin under a new Administration led by Pedro Segarra.
One of my "faithful" regular readers sent me a great e-mail today with a suggestion that would probably scare the hell out of the Perez Administration as well as all of the non-profits beholding to Eddie Perez for their operations.
Quite simply, the reader directed me to the City of New London's municipal website. There, New London posts their check registers by month showing each and every check issued by the City for each and every department. Imagine what we might find if Hartford was so open and transparent.
They even go so far as requesting that every non-profit receiving funds from the City of New London do the same thing. According to their website ""The City of New London encourages other organizations that receive public funds to join us, in making financial data more accessible to the public."
All I can say is...."Wow". This must be how an administration not overrun with corruption operates.
I would imagine that City Treasurer Kathleen Palm-Devine would find this kind of openness refreshing also. It might answer a lot of questions about where our money is going.
To check out how an honest government operates, click the links below.
And the best part, Mayor-to-be Segarra, this suggestion didn't cost the city anything for a consultant. There are plenty of good people more than willing to see Hartford turn around and return to the direction it was going "pre-Perez".
Click here to view New London's "homepage" which actually provides factual information, not propaganda pictures of their mayor
Click here to view New London's actual check registers, available on their website, no FOI battles required
And thanks again to my "faithful" readers. Keep the suggestions coming, this is definitely a good start that would begin restoring confidence in Hartford's ability to do the right thing once Eddie is gone