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DiCicco Asks When Will The Nonsense End?

August 10, 2010



Assemblyman Domenick DiCicco

The never-ending nightmare of mismanagement continued at the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) yesterday as news reports indicated an updated code of ethics for the authority that was drafted in 2003 was never reviewed by DRPA management and the proposal was never presented to its bi-state Board of Commissioners for consideration.  Assemblyman Domenick DiCicco pointed to the latest mishap as another indication that sweeping reforms are needed at the authority.


“Just when you think it can’t get any worse at the DRPA, we hear that an ethics document drafted seven years ago was never even reviewed.  While that is appalling, I’m not terribly surprised given the calamity of errors that are being brought to light on a routine basis,”

said DiCicco. 

“It seems there are many skeletons in the authority’s closet, but none with any backbone since all we hear are excuses and finger pointing.  At this point, it’s not a question of what the next catastrophe will be, but when it will come to light.”

Over the last several weeks, DiCicco has been critical of the DRPA’s lack of financial controls, accountability and cronyism. He is a supporter of the package of reforms for the authority that have been proposed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell that are to be considered on Aug. 18.

On July 26, DiCicco, along with Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Vereb, R-Montgomery, wrote to New Jersey’s U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Pennsylvania’s Eastern District U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger requesting that a federal investigation of the DRPA be conducted.

“The litany of unacceptable management practices is tarnishing the reputation of the DRPA,”

continued DiCicco. 

“It is bad enough that the existing ethics document could be codified in less than three pages, but to find out that an updated version has been sitting in a desk drawer for seven years is mind-boggling.  This is yet another example of why a federal investigation of this agency is warranted.


“As I’ve stated previously, these practices are not tolerated in the private sector, nor should they be in the public sector.  People are tired of hearing the lame excuses offered by officials at the authority.  They are entitled to reform.  Next Wednesday is the first step in that process.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Veterans Wife permalink
    August 10, 2010 6:23 pm

    NJ Asm DiCicco and PA Rep. Vereb, you are unraveling the nonsense and only adult supervision will reform DRPA. So viral are their unethical practices, even the toll collectors applaud federal investigation.

    Thank you for respecting the hardworking citizens of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Your efforts are not in vain.


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