Thursday, July 12, 2007

OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY


ONE OF THE PRIMARY GOALS OF THIS BLOG IS TO HELP PROVIDE CONCERNED CITIZENS EASY ACCESS TO THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF HOW ROOSEVELT ISLAND HAS BEEN GOVERNED IN THE PAST AND TO PROMOTE OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY BY OUR CURRENT GOVERNMENTAL REPRESENTATIVES. TO DATE, THE CURRENT RIOC ADMINISTRATION HAS EXPRESSED BY WORDS AND DEEDS SIMILAR GOALS.

HERE IS A LINK TO THE MINUTES OF THE RIOC BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETINGS FROM 1997 -2006. PERHAPS, IN THE SPIRIT OF OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY, RIOC CAN MAKE AVAILABLE ON THEIR WEB SITE THE MINUTES TO THE 2007 BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETINGS AS WELL

ALSO, THE RIOC WEB SITE INCLUDES A LINK TO THEIR 2007 FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND 2007-08 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET. IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL IF RIOC COULD POST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR PRIOR YEARS ON THEIR WEB SITE SO THAT COMPARISONS COULD BE MADE BETWEEN THE VARIOUS ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

IT WOULD BE OF GREAT USE TO THE COMMUNITY IF OTHER IMPORTANT ROOSEVELT ISLAND GOVERNING DOCUMENTS SUCH AS THE GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND ALL AMENDMENTS THERETO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. ANY IDEAS FOR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS THAT SHOULD BE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC WOULD BE WELCOME.

2 comments :

Carl said...

Thank you for these links and this information. As a long-time resident, I often feel that the Island's governance has been very secretive. I was a little surprised that the budget for a public corporation with extensive state oversight, was so bare bones. Nevertheless, it was very informative, and I appreciate having the information available. Keep up the good work.

Fred said...

Wouldn't it be in the spirit of openness and transparency to reveal your identity?