11-17-2022 (Blizzard of 2022!)
What is public corruption? In the Town of Evans it is not a rhetorical question.
Paul Wolf, the President of the New York Coalition for Open Government, sent out an email with a link to a YouTube Video and these comments: Below is a link to an interesting video. It is a bit long at 29 minutes but if you are snowed in this weekend or have the time, I encourage you to watch it. It is about how a college student developed an interesting way to monitor government officials compliance with the law. The same issue we struggle with as far as open government laws.
If Evans had open government, we the residents would be paying much less in town taxes. How did $6,000 of taxpayer’s hard-earned money end up in the supervisor’s pocket? [ Read More! ]
As a town, we have accepted how town government is run as “business as usual” or “that’s how things have always been done”.
About the video: At the 1 minute mark, the author defines public corruption as: “The use of public office for private gain”.
Watch the video!
Raise your expectations!
TIP: If you are using Windows, you can watch the video and continue working! Just use the Windows split screen feature.