Sunday, December 27, 2009

Why is Marty Esquivel on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government?

According to their website, link, APS School Board President Marty Esquivel is on their Board of Directors.

Esquivel's notion of open government includes arresting someone who stands at the public forum and asks them to tell the truth, (42 minutes into the November 4, 2009 meeting.) link,

Oddly, Board Member Paula Maes is also on the NM FOG board of directors. Her claim to fame in support of "open government" was to declare she would "never agree" to any audit that individually identified corrupt and/or incompetent APS administrators or board members, APS Policy Committee Meeting, August 13, 2007.

You would think the NM FOG would vet members of their Board of Directors a little more thoroughly, in order to prevent the manifest hypocrisy of having Directors of the ilk of Esquivel and Maes.

Having Board Members with so little honest regard for open government casts a shadow on the NM FOG's efficacy and honesty.

cc NM FOG upon posting.

photos Mark Bralley

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your answer may lay in looking at the new executive director ... who is that?