For Sunshine Week, California watchdogs get a free open government guide

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 1:06pm


As national Sunshine Week begins, Californians interested in using their laws to keep an eye on city hall and other local and state public agencies can get a free 50-page how-to guide from the state's premier open government resource center.

Californians Aware (CalAware), the nonpartisan, nonprofit advocate for "open government, an inquiring press, and a citizenry free to exchange facts and opinions," is offering--without charge through April 15--its newly published Citizen Watchdog.

This accessibly written primer on what the state's transparency laws say--with tips on how to use them confidently and effectively--is subtitled "A Bell-Proofer's Investigative Checklist."

The Californians Aware is a member of NFOIC. --eds