From The MetroWest Daily News:
Transparency laws are meant to make government officials’ actions and decisions open to the public to hold leaders accountable and ensure that citizens can play an active role in the democratic process.
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:
Open meeting law needs looser definition
MASSACHUSETTS—At the risk of sounding like a geezer, I want to tell you a little about what it was like reporting on local government before there was such a thing as an open meeting law.
From The Herald News:
The Diman School Committee addressed an open meetings complaint filed by a Swansea resident during its session Thursday.
The complaint was filed by Patrick Higgins, a candidate for the Swansea Recreation Commission. It stated that the School Committee’s agendas did not include enough detail.