[nfbmi-talk] oops wher's the answer missing?

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Wed Feb 1 18:54:41 CST 2012

From: Cannon, Patrick (LARA)

Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:19 AM

To:   Luzenski, Sue (LARA)

Subject:    FW: request new horizons financial data fy 12




From: joe harcz Comcast [mailto:joeharcz at comcast.net]  

Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 7:54 AM 

To: Cannon, Patrick (LARA) 

Cc: Larry Posont MCB Comm.; John Scott MCB Comm.; lydia Schuck MCB Comm.; Arwood, Steve 

(LARA); Craig McManus RSA 

Subject: request new horizons financial data fy 12


January 6, 2012 Request Cannon Information Related New Horizons



Paul Joseph Harcz, Jr.

1365 E. Mt. Morris Rd.

Mt. Morris, MI  48458

e-mail: joeharcz at comcast.net


Patrick D. Cannon

Director, Michigan Commission for the Blind

Commissioners, Michigan Commission for the Blind


(Via e-mail)



Dear Mr. Cannon and Commissioners,


I am writing today to ask some questions and to get some detailed financial breakdowns 

relative to the following LARA expenditures

Found on DTMB transparency web site at:








“Payments to NEW HORIZONS REHABILITATION SERVICES for fiscal year 2012


Click on a agency name to view payments to this vendor by this agency.


Table with 2 columns and 2 rows

Agency Name

Payment Totals





Note these are expenditures denoted in this current State of Michigan Fiscal Year alone 

and I’ll send a separate request for detailed accounting of MCB expenditures made in FY 

2011 and FY 2010 which anyone in the public has the absolute right to and which should 

be sent to commissioners routinely as well.


Regardless I wish for you to break out the numbers for MCB payments made to New 

Horizons for I realize some of these expenditures are related to the Michigan 

Rehabilitation Services. And I wish to know what they are for.


In other words send me the data related to job development, job shadowing, transition 

services, vocational assessments and the like made with this Community Rehabilitation 

Program and send me the authorizations of same.


Do not tell me that you or MCB cannot do this and don’t throw a FOIA [petard at me 

either. Your comments made to Commissioners relative to not being able to produce such 

data as this and even intakes, closures, etc. displays your arrogant disregard for your 

fiduciary obligations and your stark and utter violations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 

as amended, PA 260 and basic principles of transparency let alone basic notions of 

competence of a GS-19 making $125,000 per year and directing this critical State agency.



I, also wish for this information in fully accessible format pursuant to obligations under 

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II, subpart e, communications) as I 

am indeed blind. To wit send the requested information is either Word attachments or 

plain text enclosures to my e-mail address listed above. And again I suggest that you 

ensure such information is made routinely available on MCB’s own web site in html 





Paul Joseph Harcz, Jr.


Cc: Elmer Cerano, NISH, MPAS

Cc: S. Arwood, LARA

Cc: Craig McManus, RSA.




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