September 6, 2011
From Joel Campbell, special to the Salt Lake Tribune:
When people start complaining about the burden public records requests place on local and state government, there is usually one element to the conversation that is missing: the evidence.
Salt Lake City’s program to log and track all Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) requests brings real numbers to the debate. It is also worth copying as local and state leaders analyze the true costs of providing public information. Such record-tracking systems also make government more accountable to the people it serves.
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