Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The Joe Friday approach
At tonight's meeting of Middletown's Redevelopment Agency, agency member Shannon Brown made the revolutionary request of asking for something exotic called "useful information."
Brown who is an advocate for openness and transparency in government and the decisions made by government has worked for two months to create a complete, and thorough form for developers to use to report progress and financial issues. Brown has been working with city staffer Michiel Wackers to create the form, and Wackers has not made the improved form available because his "hard drive crashed" (that, of course, is the new version of, "my dog ate my homework."
Brown doggedly argued the benefits of the form which is now set to put in place within the next two meetings.