Editorial: Government transparency critical to public understanding and official accountability on Treasure Coast

By Editorial Board
Posted March 11, 2012 at 5 a.m.

A key to an effective democracy is public understanding and involvement in the actions taken by elected and appointed government officials as representatives of the citizenry.

That demands that records and meetings associated with governmental actions be open and accessible to all members of the public.

But, too often, those in . . . → Read More: Editorial: Government transparency critical to public understanding and official accountability on Treasure Coast

TCPalm: Despite bill’s demise, Negron’s effort to ensure public’s right to speak at meetings is appreciated

EDITORIAL

VALIANT EFFORT: Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, made a laudable effort during the 2011 Legislature to fix an apparent flaw in Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law.

The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled last year that, while the law requires public meetings be open to the public, the law does not give the public the right to speak at the . . . → Read More: TCPalm: Despite bill’s demise, Negron’s effort to ensure public’s right to speak at meetings is appreciated