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It’s Sunshine Week – March 16 – 22

In Polson, Montana, concerned citizens have been pushing back against city government officials who do not support transparency and the true concept of open government and the right to know.

Here is a very interesting article in the Missoulian (March 16, 2014) by ADAM GELLER Associated Press

Sunshine Week Champions Public’s Right to Know as Tensions Rise Over Access to Local Government

This is one interesting quote from the article:

Tensions between government officials, journalists and watchdog groups are a constant in American life. But while it can be difficult to measure change, observers are troubled by what they see as declining transparency that some say may be abetted by public apathy.

Another quote from the article touches upon something we have been scratching our heads about here in Polson. City commissioners have a “suggested motion” prepared ahead of time and there is often no…

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