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DRPA Begins Codifying Long List of Agency Reforms

(File photo: a 2011 DRPA board meeting.  Credit: David Madden)

(File photo: a 2011 DRPA board meeting. Credit: David Madden)

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By David Madden

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — The board of the Delaware River Port Authority has begun to make permanent many of the policy changes adopted by the agency recently in the name of reform.

These reforms were long sought by governors on both sides of the Delaware River, and the board is acting after their own inspector general suggested codifying the policy changes.

Nepotism is strictly curtailed, along with accepting gifts.  Outside employment must be approved and resolutions now need a three-day, rather than two-day, public notice.

ireland tim side  madden DRPA Begins Codifying Long List of Agency Reforms

(Tim Ireland. Credit: David Madden)

DRPA spokesman Tim Ireland (right), who is coordinating this effort, says there’s more work to do.

“We’re actually going to prepare an entire code of conduct for the DRPA, just so that the public knows what to expect from us and so that employees, commissioners, and officers know where the foul lines are,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

Look for the process to be completed before the end of the year.

 

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