Proposal to strengthen open records law produces some disagreements on details Proposal to strengthen open records law produces some disagreements on detailsThis subject is so hot, it could be, how do you say, 'smoking.'
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
By Tracie Mauriello, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG -- Everyone agreed that government records should be open to public inspection, but when it came to the details, speakers at a public hearing yesterday were divided.
Remember the no smoking policy for city council offices? Then there was the expensive smoke eater put into the ceiling of a city council member. She said one thing and then changed her tune.
It seems that a request for the purchase order and work order for that 'smoke eater' has not been delivered, as asked. So, a court case was filed.
The city tried to squash the case and a number of attorneys from near and far have offered to take on the case, gratis. Open records are a big deal to many people.
I'll save the thunder for another blog. Stay tuned, again.
This is a great time to quit. Quit smoking. Quit telling lies. Quit pass in the blame. Quit voting for all those Democrats. Quit hiding records. Quit the folly of over-spending of public money.