D.C. Coalition Opposes FOIA Exemption for D.C. Neighborhood Commissions

The D.C. Open Government Coalition testified July 6 to the D.C. Council opposing legislation to exempt the 41 Advisory Neighborhood Commissions from public records and open meetings laws.

Hundreds of commissioners are elected at the neighborhood level. Commissions (4-6 per ward) advise on D.C. government actions including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District's annual budget. Continue…