Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Seattle's Open (sort-of) Government

An article, “Seattle City Council is Not as Committed to Open Government as it Claims,” appeared in the August 4, 2009 Seattle Times, and is available at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2009592681_guest04leman.html
The author, Chris Leman, can be reached at cleman@oo.net
A March 1, 2009 radio interview with Leman on KBCS provides further background about the City Council and open government: http://bellevuecollege.edu/kbcs/downloads/One_World_Report/OWR_20090226/OWR_20090226_Open_Government_PMHT.mp3.

A February 24, 2009 Seattle Community Council Federation letter to the City Council’s Special Committee on Open Government is available at http://seattlefederation.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

The next meeting of this City Council committee is Friday, August 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the City Council chambers, second floor of City Hall at 601 Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle. The agenda, which includes a 2 p.m. public comment period, is available at http://seattle.gov/council/agendasc/opengov.pdf