Dan McKee on Government Reform



Vetoed state short-term rental regulations as burdensome

[On AirBnB bill} "I cannot support this bill because it will create additional burden for property owners. Short-term rental concerns, like other property/land use and small business matters, are most effectively addressed at the municipal level. Our local planning, zoning, and building authorities have the requisite experience and expertise to determine what works (or does not work) for their community," McKee added.
Source: Go Local Prov blog on 2022 Rhode Island Gubernatorial race , Jul 8, 2021

RI Equity Council meetings should not be open to the public

Should Rhode Island Equity Council meetings be secret? The Equity Council serves an important function: ensuring that the state's COVID-19 strategies address the specific needs of the communities most impacted by the pandemic. But a reporter was recently prevented from watching the Equity Council meeting via Zoom, and a spokeswoman for Governor Daniel McKee told a reporter, "These meetings have not been open to the public." So the reporter filed a complaint alleging a violation of the Open Meetings Act.

"I think it should be open to the public. While it doesn't have any authority to implement or execute on ideas, the Equity Council ultimately serves as a liaison for the community voice. Without transparency, there could be a disconnect between what's advised on the council and what the community wants," Mu&?ntilde;oz said, "The Equity Council is the only lens the community has into what the administration is doing. If this is not open to the public, it kind of defeats the purpose of it."

Source: Boston Globe on 2022 Rhode Island Gubernatorial race , May 28, 2021

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