Alert 668: “Transformational Memo Guidelines” from Gov. Markell’s office

I pledge that my administration will be more transparent and accountable than any that have come before,”–Gov. Jack Markell,  Inaugural Address, Jan 21, 2009.

Green Delaware received this memo from an anonymous whistleblower, accompanied by these comments:

“Looks like another data point to confirm that Governor Markell’ s commitment to open government is pure BS.”

“Improvements to many state agencies, particularly DNREC could certainly benefit from public input.  None is being solicited.”

Take a look at the memo and let us know what you think.

Responses to the memo were due on August 21st.   Green Delaware requested them via the Delaware Freedom of Information Act (see below).


September 1, 2009

Dear Governor Markell:

According to a “TRANSFORMATIONAL MEMO GUIDELINES” memo issued by Tom McGonigle on July 31, 2009, each cabinet member was to provide a “detailed transformational plan for your agency” by August 21, 2009.

Pursuant to the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, we hereby request a copy of each such memo received by the Governor’s office.

Also, pursuant to FOIA, we request a staff listing for your office, with contact information including email address and telephone number, and job descriptions, for each person.

If this request should raise any questions please contact us.

Yours very truly,

Alan Muller
Alan Muller, Executive Director
Green Delaware
Box 69
Port Penn, DE 19731 USA
cell 302.299.6783

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