Okay, An Even Swap – the Pension Actuaries for the Country Club Tax Records
From Friday’s Kent County Times:
On Feb. 19, [State Senator Michael] Pinga requested the tax records of the West Warwick Country Club, which Jim Williamson is co-owner of. Pinga said he did so because “someone,” who he said he would not identify, “notified me that he [Jim Williamson] received a tax abatement and I want to see if he went through the proper procedure.”
“I think this is important because everyone else has to go through the procedure and I want to make sure that he did too,” Pinga said.
Senator Pinga may be a tad suspicious that the process was telescoped for Jim Williamson because he is the brother of Timothy Williamson. Mr. Timothy Williamson is both a House Representative and Town Solicitor for West Warwick.
In a separate matter, Timothy Williamson, in his capacity as a House Representative, has repeatedly
refused to make public a letter summarizing the findings of the state-paid [pension] actuaries at Gabriel Roeder Smith & Co., and the methodology they used to arrive at their conclusions.
Williamson asserted that the letter, which the actuaries had in front of them as they testified at last night’s televised State House meeting, had been written to him personally, in his role as chairman of the commission, and so it was not public.
Written to him “personally”? Hoo, ha! Good one. Sign this man up to write for next year’s Follies.
Ya know what? Cancel the swap. Both documents pertain to public monies and public business. Make them both public.