I guess its a good thing, but why do we need more laws to ensure what is obviously in the public interest ?
In our City, I am proud to say we have long sought to follow not only the letter but the spirit of current open meetings law....but we see everyday examples to the contrary,particularly in smaller towns, villages and school districts where there is no media coverage and little committment to open government.
It is easy to believe, once elected, that you are the government and that pesky public be damned.
There is also little attendance at meetings and little understanding of process even taught these days. I learned that years ago when a teacher at WHS invited me to speak about local government and the administration quickly quashed the appearance.
This Monday is an important City Council meeting as we act on numerous matters and the proposed City budget is released. This is a great time to learn more about local government and interested citizens beyond Mr. Zimmer are encouraged to attend !
Public meeting laws are signed -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY