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DRPA Implements Policy Changes Designed To Reform The Agency

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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, rather than two day public notice.

DRPA spokesman Tim Ireland is coordinating this effort, and 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.”

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

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