IVGID management keeps financial information from its governing board
so that the public can also be kept uninformed, says board chair Wong
Top IVGID administrators have also been stonewalling efforts by two trustees — including the IVGID treasurer — to see basic district financial records.
It was about an hour and a half into IVGID’s board meeting last week that the district’s fear of more financial transparency was explicitly acknowledged.
Doing so was IVGID General Manager Steven Pinkerton’s most voluble ally on the board, Chair Kendra Wong.
Board Treasurer Matthew Dent had just explained why his evaluation of the GM showed more “Needs Improvement” entries this year than last. Each trustee is required to fill out the annual evaluations.
“A lot that,” he said, “had to do with information I was requesting. Emails were either being ignored, or being responded to with incorrect information.”