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Monday, February 25, 2008

(Aberdeen) Daily World on Antiquated "Paper-Only" Public Records Policy

The (Aberdeen) Daily World editorializes about Grays Harbor County's policy that seems to make it very difficult to get electronic records, even though most records are now electronic. Says the Daily World:

"The bottom line will always be that the information, no matter what form it’s in, belongs to the taxpayers, not the bureaucrats. To borrow an eloquent phrase from the preamble to the Open Public Meetings Act, 'The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know.'"