These DC Councilmembers are trying to change FOIA

DC Councilmembers David Grosso and Mary M. Cheh introduced a new bill to make significant changes to DC’s open government practices. Namely, the proposed piece of legislation makes tweaks to the District’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Open Meetings Act and Open Government Office Act.

The bill is a veritable laundry list of changes to the legislation above — ranging from “clarifying” various procedures and exemptions to “creating” others.

To make sense of the changes, asked Grosso to weigh in on what parts of the bill he’s most excited about.

Here’s what he highlighted. Continue…