Friday, September 28, 2007

Fortress Enwin

Windsor Star reporter and blogger Don McArthur running into brick walls at everyone's favourite local utility - the Windsor Utilities Commission. The WUC is refusing to release audit and finance committee minutes
There have been nine audit and finance committee meetings this year and six were held last year, according to de Vries.There were no audit and finance committee meetings held the two years prior. There were seven general meetings in 2004, six in 2005, five in 2006 and four so far this year, according to de Vries. Each of those general meetings was preceded by an in-camera meeting.
The additional $17,000 that Councillors have been receiving each year from Enwin/WUC is looking more and more like a back-door pay increase. No messy public meetings or minutes to deal with. Why hold a public discussion on the issue when you can accomplish what you want in secret.