Idahoans for Openness in Government objects to closed Twin Falls meetings

From TWIN FALLS • Idahoans for Openness in Government filed a complaint against the city of Twin Falls Tuesday, claiming city officials have repeatedly violated the state’s open meeting law.

The complaint stems from the city’s use of closed subcommittees. The panels are made up of fewer than four City Council members, plus city staff and citizens. The groups make recommendations on who should fill open city positions and on city finances, for example.


NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for November 15, 2013

From NFOIC:  A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week. While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.


Former prosecutor wins public records case


BOISE — Former Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak came away with a victory in court Friday as a judge ruled in his favor regarding public records.

Bujak had requested to see copies of text messages between a local newspaper editor and the current county prosecutor. The messages were related to a criminal evidence tampering case against him.