Thursday, December 06, 2007
Newscoma explains it better than I can
Go here and read what our beloved Newscoma has written about the assault on the Open Meetings Law and why it must not be changed. She may be an "interested party", as someone suggested to me over the weekend, but I say to you, we ALL are, or should be.
I also want to say that MY representatives are the most accessible of any that I know. Whether it's Carol Chumney, Jim Strickland, Shea Flinn, Beverly Marrero, Steve Mulroy or one of my closest friends, Mike Kernell, all of these people are very open and, by and large, strongly believe in transparency of government.
This isn't about me; I'm fortunate in that regard. This is about people like you'll read about in Newscoma's piece who want to cut deals in private, who want nothing to do with public input despite the fact that they were elected TO LISTEN AND REPRESENT THOSE VERY PEOPLE.
If they were all as trustworthy as the people I listed above (and there are others, I'm just not in your District or area if I didn't list you), we would not have this problem. But they're not, and we do. so go read Newscoma, as it sums this situation up far better than I could.