Monday, July 21, 2008

My Perspective: Open Records and Constituent Communications

See George Korda's column here.

My response:
The requirement to turn over records is not the same as a requirement for a constituent to identify themselves. Anyone can call, or even anonymously e-mail (via Yahoo, Gmail, etc) their Commissioner.

Commission could also respond by allowing for an anonymous e-mail form on the web site. I'd be in favor of that (and propose a resolution on that, if elected), especially if it means that the books are opened on the back-door lobbying already taking place.

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