JJOKE has a meeting tomorrow.
The agenda has not been posted but my vast network of insiders, spys and present and/or former commissioners and staffers tell me that the selection of the next executive director will be discussed in executive session.
I wonder will one of the commissioners make a motion to discuss the status of the search for the next executive director in public session?
Now that would go a long way to starting JJOKE down a different path.
I can almost guarantee that the vast majority of legislative appointees would love to see Horwitz explain why Latitzia Tagliafierro is his choice.
Horwitz could explain why all the other applicants have come up wanting in one way or another.
Horwitz could further explain that it has been 2 months since Biben left, it is almost 4 months since she announced she was resigning.
Even an average group of commissioners should have been able to recruit a decent executive director in that amount of time.
Hell I could do it in under a week even if you limited the field to those presently working for the executive branch.
Come on Horwitz admit I gave you a better name than Latitzia. In fact why don't you share it with the other commissioners. . . I have.
Anyway if someone were to make that motion (hint hint Gary) I'm sure it would pass and a little sunshine might even seep in to the windowless star chamber they use for JJOKE meetings.
And then we can see what it will take to get Governor Cuomo's Moreland Commission to operate in the public eye.
After 6 years of failed ethics reforms you would think someone would finally realize you can't do this stuff in secret and expect a good result.
Cudos to Ken Lovett for starting to pull the curtain back on Regina Calcaterra and the Gov's Moreland Commission. I wonder does Regina have to file a financial disclosure report? Who is paying her and how much? Does she have outside income? What did she spend her campaign donations on? Will she look at the unreported lobbying activity that has occured with the state democratic party tv ads? With Yoko Ono and the Artists against Fracking. With Susan Lerner's source of funding disclosures?
The fact that she asked Dick "dopey" Dadey for the lay of the land means it's going to take her both hands and a gps just to find her own rearend.
And while we are speaking of her rearend thats where the Moreland Commission SHOULD begin. They should investigate all campaign, lobby and disclosure filings of members and staff before they start the do as we say not as we do investigations. Just a thought.