Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How Many Previous “Confidentiality Agreements” Have There Been?

Why should members of City Council sign a “confidentiality agreement” to do with Byron Marshall leaving his $181,560-a-year job at City Hall?

To say Mayor Dwight Jones' secrecy policy in this affair stinks to high heaven is obviously an understatement. Hopefully, the Freedom of Information Act will soon allow for taxpayers to better understand Marshall’s mysterious “departure.” 
City Councilwoman Reva M. Trammell said she had not been told anything because she refused to sign.

“I told them it’s going to be a cold day in hell before I sign anything like that,” said Trammell, 8th District. “I think it’s a damn shame that everything we do we’ve got to go sign something to keep the taxpayers of Richmond in the dark.”
Click here to read Graham Moomaw’s “Mayor‘s Office Mum on Marshall Departure” in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Now, on top of knowing why Marshall quit, or was fired, I want to know how many such “confidentiality agreements” have City Council members signed since Mayor Jones took office?

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