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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tri-City Herald Editorial About Open Meetings Violation

The Tri-City Herald editorializes about an apparent Open Public Meetings Act violation by the (bigger-than-you-think) Kennewick Irrigation District. This shows that while the legal track may be impractical--no one sued the District because they probably couldn't afford to--the accountability track is alive and well. District commissioners, who are elected, probably do not enjoy editorials like this. Maybe they will be deterred from future violations solely because of political pressure brought on by the editorial. That's the accountability track. And it's free.