The Coalition to Keep Bus Service on Rodney Square filed a complaint this week asking the Department of Justice to step in and order the emails be uncovered.
“Governor Carney’s action in blacking out over 100 pages of emails regarding bus stops at Rodney Square does not promote governmental transparency, does not inform the electorate and deprives the public the ability to observe and monitor the decisions made by the Governor … ” the coalition wrote in an email on Monday.
The letter was signed by over 55 advocates including state Rep. John Kowalko; New Castle County Recorder of Deeds Michael Kozikowski; Paula A Maiorano, chair of the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow DE; members of the Delaware Coalition for Open Government, and others.
As many Democratic elected officials spin their wheels about their dislike of President Trump their own responsibilities to Delawareans takes a backseat. Not joining Rep. Kowalko demanding Governor Carney to open his E-mails demonstrates democrats only want transparency to apply to republicans.
I’ve been living in Sussex County for a year now and can see the impact of losing summer seasonal labor negatively impacting local business.
A few years ago Delaware State Representative Gerald Hocker was pushing legislation call for the state of Delaware public, Votech and charter schools to start their student school year “after” Labor Day. Rep Hocker is a business owner in Sussex County and relies on seasonal employee. I saw this legislation as self-serving and intruding on local school board control. We the days of the sidewalks rolling up at Delaware beaches after Labor Day are gone. Summer season in Delaware have expanding beyond Labor Day which is healthy for Delaware’s economy.
I feel a comprise to support the business needs of Sussex County would be legislation allowing students who “wish” to remain working until after Labor Day do so with the condition they send a letter to their school from their employer verified their employment. In return the school district , votech or charter gives the student until the end of the first marking period to makeup any missed schoolwork. This way we don’t intrude on local board control and support business needs that does impact Delaware’s economy.
Red Clay’s 2018-2019 School Calendar indicates high school grades (certainly those students employed working Sussex County would be high school students) first day is Tuesday August 28, 2018 / Also, Red Clay is closed on Friday August 31, 2018. So we’re talking 3 days where working students can request off. Newark Charter School first day for high school is Monday August 27, 2018 and they also are closed Friday August 31, 2018.
I honestly feel this plan is a fair compromise and can work.
It makes no sense for residents living in Hockessin to vote a board member representing residents of the city if Wilmington.
The time has come to only permit residents living in a given school board nominating district to vote within that nominating district.
We need to end power grabs like Christina’s school board president is trying to pull!