DC open government group slams mayor’s proposal on public records

From The Washington Post:

WASHINGTON — Public agencies in the District of Columbia would have more time to respond to public records requests under legislation proposed by Mayor Vincent Gray that also broadens the type of documents that may be exempt from disclosure.


Thomas Susman, president of the D.C. Open Government Coalition, said in a written statement that the mayor’s proposal was “shameful” and a step backward. He said the bill would make it easier to withhold information and to limit the amount of information available to the public.

D.C. Open Government Coalition is a member of NFOIC. — eds.