DCOGC: Council should remove OOG from BEGA

Submitted by LDieringer on Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:02pm

April 13, 2018, Statement of Robert S. Becker - On behalf of the D.C. Open Government Coalition, Before the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety - Council of the District of Columbia, Budget Oversight Hearing – Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, Office of Open Government

I am Robert Becker, the D.C. Open Government Coalition’s government relations chair, and I want to thank you for inviting us to testify today regarding the Office of Open Government’s (OOG) budget for fiscal year 2019. We ask that you reject the mayor’s proposal to cut the OOG’s budget 16 percent. We further ask that you amend the Budget Support Act to remove the OOG from the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA) and create a new Office of Open Government Board (OOGB) to oversee the Office’s operations. Read more...