With the GRAMA working group winding down, we’re loading up this post with plenty of goodies to bring you up to date. First up, here is the streaming video spot for Wednesday’s meeting. It begins at 9 a.m., and if you’re in Salt Lake City, swing by Capitol Room 445. (That’s on the fourth floor.) [...]
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Records officers bear brunt of GRAMA requests By Brooke Adams The Salt Lake Tribune When Yvonne Christensen went to work in the Davis County Clerk’s Office nearly 20 years ago, records requests were few and far between.
Additional GRAMA Working Group Policy Questions 1. Should there be a presumption of public access to government records? 2. Should the public have a right of access to information concerning the conduct of the public’s business.
So we’re a day late getting the questions up. But feel free to add your own in the comments, or question the wisdom of any of these:
Today, legislative leaders announced the creation of a working group charged with bringing Utah’s open records law into the 21st Century. Their first meeting will be Wednesday, March 23rd at 9 a.m.
A majority of Republicans in the Utah House of Representatives have told Governor Gary Herbert they will support a repeal of House Bill 477, while unanimously supporting a process to address what they feel continue to be serious issues with the law.
We’re big fans of Mark Twain around here. So it is with some trepidation that we ignore some of his most popular advice which is to “never pick a fight with a man who buys his ink by the barrel.” Utah’s open records laws were groundbreaking in 1992. And we applaud elected officials as well [...]