“DAILY STATE HOUSE SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
(Schedule updated regularly.)
GOV. DEVAL PATRICK
12:00…..Swears in Thomas McGuire Jr. as an associate justice of the Superior Court…..441 North Main St., Fall River
7:00…..Gov. Deval Patrick holds a meeting that his political committee has termed “critical.” The invite-only sit-down was announced Friday as Patrick headed into the weekend with important bills before him. “In the coming days, the Governor will be making many, crucial decisions about the future of our Commonwealth, including major reforms to our transportation system and ethics laws, as well as our budget, which faces numerous challenges because of the global economic crisis,” said the invitation. “He has called this meeting to obtain your input and guidance regarding the difficult decisions ahead.”….The Somerville City Club, 20 Innerbelt Road, Somerville”
Someone asked me if I knew where they could find this invitation list of advisors, but I did not know. In keeping with the governor’s desire for transparency, can we please get a complete list of those invited to this critical policy and decision making meeting? Can you post it here? If these people have been chosen by the governor to help him develop important policy, it would be good to let people know who they are… Have any BMGers been invited and are you planning to attend?
I am unclear as to whether this meeting is political or governmental …a campaign event or governing…which ever, it may not be helpful to move the governor’s poll numbers because it is understandable that the public is perplexed by the group-grope style of leadership that comes off as indecisive and shaky.
Some people just want the governor to make a decision, stick to it and convince everyone that it is the right decision… make a strong case…don’t appear to wait for committees (either campaign or civic engagement events) to come up with a watered down compromise position that pleases no one…don’t give the public the impression that that is what is happening…leaders lead.