SpaceyG wants your help. We should do it. Here’s the gist: after the firing of the Riverkeeper lady from the DNR Board because she was a lobbyist, SpaceyG wants to see who else has been appointed by the Governor to boards, etc. and might be a lobbyist. But, the Governor’s office won’t release the list despite it being a public record. I think I might need to break out my Esquire and fire off an open records request.
In any event, let’s get to work on this project. This is from SpaceyG’s post:
Wilson and I want to get a master list of the 300 Governor appointees to state boards for 2007, and just run a quick lil ‘ole check of names on that list by the list of registered state lobbyists — just to make sure there are no other conflict-of-interest discrepancies he may have overlooked. If there are any conflicts, Wilson wants to interview them too!So I called the Governor’s Office of Executive Appointments (404-656-1776) yesterday to try to get me that list. A woman named “Celine” (she wouldn’t give her last name) refused to give me the list, saying it wasn’t “released to the public.“
UPDATE: Thanks to all who emailed. This matter is now closed. The information is available online. I’m emailing to SpaceyG.
UPDATE: NO the matter is not closed. SpaceyG still hasn’t gotten what she is looking for and contrary to all the calls I got, there is no one place on the net for this information.