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Let the sunshine in

March 13, 2015

“A popular government without popular information, or means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps bot....

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Mar-17-15 10:25 AM

Next up I guess is the Ethics Meeting?

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Mar-15-15 8:12 PM

Sandy our own mayor Marin Sawicki seems to be experiencing problems getting information from the city manager (directly) and maybe from the insulators on council or in the city hall staff. PS the city has no cost problems with all the new (contrived fees, bonuses, raises, consideration of a $500 million bond project).

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Mar-15-15 10:31 AM

@lightswitch: How soon we forget, eh switchy. Your RAG buddies started to overcharge for FOI requests, remember, and the new Council, stopped all that nonsense. Ah yes, the RAGs, where are they now?

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Mar-13-15 9:49 AM

I feel the editorial is well written to the point.

To councilman Leon I say if the shoe fits wear both of them. This council needs 8 pair!

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Mar-13-15 2:28 AM

I feel your missing a few things.

One, state legislators do not follow the same regulation as local elected officials.

Two, there is problems at the local level. Thankfully not I'm our area, but there is a group that goes around the state and find very small clerks offices. They than will request an overload of information. Since these small departments will have less than a handful of people or their records or not electronic it ends up taking longer than normal. The group than sues that local agency and wins money out of it.

It is a missus of the statue And it hurts those communities that are affected.

Finally, sunshine laws do not mean elected officials are not allowed to talk to eachother outside the meeting. It means they are not allowed to discuss items the are voting on or potentially will be voting on in the future. This is a common thought throughout the public, but it is simply incorrect.

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