Tuesday, March 27, 2012

South Dade Matters is at it again – unable to locate Palmetto Bay government transparency.

South Dade Matters (SDM) raises an important question.  The current Mayor Shelley Stanczyk and Vice Mayor Brian Pariser claim to be champions of transparency.  Vice Mayor Pariser is the Council member of the Charter Revision Commission.  Then why is a blog such as SDM so able to raise an issue of government cooked in the dark?  Come on Mayor and VM, why are you guys tossing up so many softballs for this anonymous blogger to hit out of the park?  SDM reports there are no minutes published on the village website and there is no agenda published either. The most recent published minutes are dated April 25, 2011, though the body has convened several times since. SDM argues that only a small group of insiders who attended the meeting know what its members have discussed, proposed and/or adopted. SDM reaches the sad conclusion that: “The only excuse for the current administration and council permitting this blackout to continue is that, in Palmetto Bay, transparency is a concept rather than a practice.”

This is sad.  I have also raised the issue of transparency, see:  Transparency should not be merely a political catch phrase in Palmetto Bay, January 18, 2012.

Read the entire South Dade Matters post by clicking the headline:  Charter Revision Commission Meets Tomorrow Night: No Agenda + No Minutes = No Transparency, by SDM, March 26, 2012.

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