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May 20, 2005

Sharing the nitty gritty

Give someone at city hall a star for getting a draft IOC-Davenport agreement and a revised version on the web. Big step into the open.
Nothing brings out local governments' tendency toward secrecy like a draft of legal papers relating to pending contracts, etc. Discussing them in secret is the historical preference in city halls all around the country, and loopholes in many sunshine laws provide cover.
It's nice city hall went the other way, and gave everybody with an interest and a keyboard access to the nitty-gritty of the deal. Helps inform the discussion, if nothing else. Hope it's start of a trend.

Posted by jcb at May 20, 2005 12:06 PM

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Here's hoping that a few hardy souls will actually take the time to read through it. The rest may want someone to read it to them, since Fox news won't be there to interpret it

Posted by: Anonymous at May 20, 2005 02:09 PM