State wants say on Port Authority board: "State wants say on Port Authority boardI've been worried about the fact that these boards are hand-picked and never accountable for years. But I want the boards to be accountable to the citizens, the voters, the public. The fat-cat legislatures want the accountability to reside with them. They want power in their pockets.
Harrisburg Republicans complain of subsidization without representation"
Nuts to them.
Make Authority Boards, all of them, subject to "retention votes."
Upon appointment to a board, the board member begins service. At the next election, that person needs to win more than 50-percent approval to retain the seat.
In two years time, that person comes up for another retention vote. Then the bar is raised and that person needs to get a 70% vote for retention.
In two additional years, at four years, that vote needs to be at 80% for retention vote.
In two additional years, at six yeas, that vote needs to be at 90% for retention.
Every year after, the board member needs a 90% -- a super-doper majority -- to retain his seat.