Transparency in Appointments

30 Oct

Buffalo South District Councilman Mickey Kearns has sponsored a proposition on the Nov. 7 ballot that will supposedly increase transparency in the appointment of party hacks citizens to vacant seats on the Buffalo Common Council.

Prospective candidates would have to submit resumes and letters of intent with the city clerk, making the documents public records that would be fair game for anyone to inspect. Candidates would still have to be members of the same political party as the lawmaker they are seeking to succeed.

Anyone think this will make a lick of difference in the process? Any chance that this will keep Democratic Poobah Len Lenihan out of the process? It’s like hanging curtains in a house with no windows…pointless.

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