Taxpayers are not going to read these internal audits, but they should know what is happening within the authorities and state government. My plan is to make our state more accountable and make sure our tax dollars are being spent wisely,” said Diehl.
Monday, July 13, 2015
“I don’t think the general public knows that the Department of Transportation self-audits. I believe that there should be outside oversight to protect the taxpayers. This issue in the second installment of the Real Diehl Reports,” said Diehl.
by Adam Reilly Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Diehl says he’s worried about Boston 2024’s secretive M.O. “The common thread I think on the whole Olympics 2024 opposition, I think, is concern for the money, and then some of the lack of transparency, and what we have seen is the concern that we haven’t been getting the full information and forthcoming from day one.”
by Hilary Chabot, Boston Herald Monday, July 6, 2015
“Before a critical agency like the T asks taxpayers for more money to fix the major shortcomings that have led to a major collapse in service, they need to prove that they can comply with a basic audit that outlines the need for actual management and accountability,” said Diehl.
Massachusetts State Rep. Geoff Diehl of Whitman says his group, “Tank Taxes for Olympics,” and its sister group, “Coalition of Citizens for a Say,” plan to continue full steam ahead with their Olympics ballot question in November of 2016.
Diehl said he will be able to provide Falchuk with “hundreds of activists and volunteers” who will help gather signatures from across five regions of the state, as is required by law. “We had to have a diverse group of people from across the state to do this,” said Diehl, adding that the Question 1 campaign also had people holding banners at highway overpasses, standing outside on weekends with campaign signs, and passing out literature door-to-door. The relationship between Falchuk and the Question 1 organizers began to form shortly after Boston was awarded the United States’ bid to host the 2024 Games in January, said Diehl. He said the two spoke on the phone about teaming up.