Davey Wants Greenway To Open Up Books On Finances

BOSTON (CBS) – State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey wants answers after the Rose Kennedy Greenway Executive Director fended off questions from reporters earlier this week asking that its financial records be made public.

Davey wrote a letter to Nancy Brennan Wednesday after she refused to talk about her reported $225,000 a year salary and how the organization handles its $4.7 million budget – half of which comes from the state.

Read: Davey’s Letter (.pdf)

“We asked for their most recent financial statements,” Davey told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Thursday.

“We want to make sure that those quarterly reports have been filed and are up to date and then we also asked for any other items, employment contracts or other items, to make sure, again, that we have a full understanding of what the potential financial liabilities are of the organization.”

“We’ve given the Greenway until the close of business today to get us the information and I expect they’ll fully comply.”

  • sloopjohnB2

    Just another example of a hack who is not smart enough to send an e-mail to the right place. The State Auditor should examine the
    Greenway Agency books immediately. This is PUBLIC money. It is no wonder that people have lost faith in the government. These stories just keep coming and coming. Many donations obviously got her the job. Shame on all of them.

  • fred

    This is a small amount of land with grass, a few trees and some plants. Why does their have to be high adminstrative costs to over see a little landscaping. The maintance is done by a private contractor. What do these people actually do. They say these salaries are in line with what other non essential bloated polictally connected groups command. If this woman at least could trim some hedges or mow the grass she might be deemed useful. They spend more money on fund raisers than they take in in donations. Just pave it over and paint it green and give everyone a pink slip.

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