Outsourcing's effect on government transparency

Submitted by LDieringer on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 10:57am

From Voice of OC:

While cities like Costa Mesa and Santa Ana consider outsourcing numerous city services to the private sector, open-government advocates say that unless cities require companies to disclose records related to those services, members of public wouldn't be entitled to them under state law.

"The public is entitled to have access to relevant information … about a corporation's performance of these previously governmental functions," said Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition.