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2022

MAY

Wednesday, May 4

DelCOG Board Meeting (via Zoom) 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST

Zoom link, meeting ID, and password always will be posted here prior to the meeting.

To enter the May 4, 2022, Zoom meeting:  

Click the “Join” link below the meeting agenda, then give it a few seconds to make the connection. 

BOARD MEETING AGENDA
May 4, 2022
  

Call to Order  6:30 p.m.

ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Introductions and Order of Agenda – Wasileski
2. Approval of Aprl 6, 2022 Minutes – Diswood
3. Treasurer’s Report – Rush

COMMITTEE REPORTS
1. Inspector General Committee – John Kowalko III and Wasileski
2. Sunshine Week Event Committee Review – Ward
3. HB 293 Committee – Flaherty

UNFINISHED/ONGOING BUSINESS
1. Issues Up and Down Delaware
2. UD Searches for Administrators – Conduct and Transparency – Morgan
3. Timely Responses to FOIA Requests for Information about Nominees to a City’s Boards
and Commissions – Morgan

NEW BUSINESS
1. New Book – What’s the Matter with Delaware by Hal Weitzman – Wasileski
2. HB 355 Update – Flaherty
3. Wilmington Traffic Cameras – Flaherty
4. NFOIC Annual Dues and News – Wasileski
5. HB 244 Update – Wasileski

OPEN FORUM

NEXT MEETING Monday, June 6 | Hal Weitzman will talk about his new book What’s the Matter with Delaware: How the First State Has Favored the Rich, Powerful, and Criminal—and How It Costs Us All.

ADJOURNMENT  8:30 P.M.

REGISTER FOR THE May 4 ZOOM MEETING

Click the “Join” link below, then give it a few seconds to make the connection. 

To invite someone, please have them register here via DelCOG’s website to ensure we know who is signed up and that whoever is trying to enter the meeting is legitimate. 

 If you have any issues, please call John Flaherty at 302-319-1213.  

Join Zoom Meeting: May 4, 2022 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
You may click this link to join the meeting:
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Meeting ID: 886 1215 1577
Passcode: 694883
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JUNE

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JUNE

Monday, June 6

DelCOG Board Meeting (via Zoom) 

Time TBA

Author Hal Weitzman, executive director for intellectual capital at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, teaches MBA students and business executives at Chicago Booth. At the June DelCOG Board Meeting, he will talk about his new book, What’s the Matter with Delaware: How the First State Has Favored the Rich, Powerful, and Criminal—and How It Costs Us All. He will answer the question of Gabriel Zucman, coauthor of The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay – “What is it that attracts giant multinational companies, kleptocrats, and tax evaders to Delaware?”

Nell Minow, vice chair of ValueEdge Advisors, says Weitzman’s “meticulously researched book” is a “must-read for anyone who wants to know why it is so difficult to align corporate action with shareholder value or the public interest.” Minow adds, the Weitzman book is a “powerfully argued examination of capitalism’s ‘Delaware problem,’ which undermines the transparency and accountability essential to a strong economy.”

SEPTEMBER

September 17

U.S. Constitution Day

Commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, in order to ensure that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. A clause in the 2004 bill that established a day to honor the Constitution mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds as well as in  federal agencies.

September 2

International Right to Know Day

Raises awareness of every individual’s right to government-held information and to know how elected officials are exercising power and how taxpayer’s money is being spent.

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DECEMBER

December 15

Bill of Rights Day

We celebrate the 231st Anniversary of The Bill of Rights.

Bill of Rights Anniversary

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2023

MARCH

Sunshine Week

March 12 – March 18

Your Right to Know