Amid continuing troubles within the Delaware River Port Authority, the governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey have written agency officials, calling for a series of reforms.
KYW’s David Madden reports Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell was first to release his letter, calling on the agency he once chaired to adopt 16 different new ideas and policies. Among them, a full audit by both states, a review of top management salaries, compliance with public meeting laws, adopting all contracts in public, and strengthening anti-nepotism and conflict of interest rules.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie later echoed Rendell’s recommendations, and added a few of his own, including board approval for charitable contributions and a bar on political activity while on the clock at the DRPA. The suggestions come in the wake of reports of top management problems, and calls within the board for heads to roll.