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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"Local Governments Gone Wild"

You can't beat that line. It's in The (Vancouver) Columbian's editorial about the City of LaCenter and the State Auditor's Office finding of Open Public Meetings Act violations. Here's more of the editorial:

"It’s becoming a trend. When local governments get caught violating open-government laws, the typical reaction goes something like this: 'Oh, but we’re not like that anymore. We’ve corrected all the problems. Nothing to worry your little heart about.'

"Fine. Prove it. Schedule a refresher course. Bring in outside experts to conduct a workshop for elected officials."