Open-government task force delivers report to Santa Rosa council

A report on ways to create a more open government in Santa Rosa was welcomed by the City Council, though quick action on its recommendations is unlikely.

The report of the city’s Open Government Task Force was the final item presented to the outgoing City Council on Tuesday. That means implementation of its suggestions, including passing a sunshine ordinance and hiring a communications director, will fall to the new council, which will revisit the issue in February.

Several council members praised the work of the nine-member panel, which was formed by Mayor Scott Bartley following criticism of how the city reacted to the death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez. Continue>>>