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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

DPNM Requests Records of Time Spent by Darren White and Rob Perry on Susana Martinez Transition

The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) said today they have submitted Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) requests to determine how Albuquerque City Attorney Rob Perry and Public Safety Director Darren White are splitting their time between official city duties and their work for the Susana Martinez gubernatorial transition. Both Perry and White have been working on Martinez’s transition team.

The requests ask for White’s leave or “P-30” requests from late 2009 to the present, as well as White's and Perry’s leave requests and official city expense information from November 2, 2010 to the present. (The IPRA requests can be viewed by clicking here and here.)

City employees who are not performing official city duties during regular business hours must take leave to do so.

“In an era of historic budget constraints, taxpayers deserve to know how two of the city’s highest paid and important officials are spending their time,” said Democratic Party of New Mexico Executive Director Scott Forrester in a statement released today. “Helping the new governor transition is one thing, but doing it on a cash-strapped city’s dime is another thing altogether. The public has a right to know that leave requests remotely match the actual time they have taken off."

Once received, the city has three days to acknowledge receipt of the request and begin processing the requested documents.

December 29, 2010 at 10:04 AM in City of Albuquerque, Democratic Party, Susana Martinez | Permalink


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