From “A mother’s quest for openness provides map for spurring change,” published March 1, 2022 in The Journal: A Civic Issues Magazine. “When Sheila Albers, of Kansas, couldn’t get answers to the questions she had after her 17-year-old son was shot and killed by an Overland Park police officer while the teen was in the […]
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is promising that state government will launch two new accountability websites within four months. Colyer signed four executive orders Thursday aimed at promoting government transparency. He took office last week. One order requires state agencies to set performance goals and develop ways to measure their progress […]
From CJOnline.com: The Kansas attorney general this month will offer five free training seminars on the state’s open meetings and open records acts.
Registration now is open for the free annual Kansas Open Meetings and Open Records Act training seminars. Each lasts three hours in select cities throughout the state.
A coalition of city and county government officials objected Wednesday to Senate legislation endorsed by news-gathering organizations to create statewide thresholds for compliance with the Kansas meetings and records laws.
From The Kansas City Star:
Johnson County district attorney says public business is too often private.
District Attorney Steve Howe says some Johnson County governments are having trouble following the law when it comes to allowing the public access to meetings and documents.
From Shawnee Dispatch:
Some Shawnee residents, including at least one member of the City Council, say the municipal government has transparency issues.
Mayor Jeff Meyers, however, wants to make one thing perfectly clear: “I am super confident I did not break the Kansas Open Meeting Act (KOMA) rules.”