SUNSHINE WEEK: Public notices must stay in the sun

By Jim Zachary Editor, Valdosta (Ga.) Daily Times Director, Transparency Project of Georgia As we recognize Sunshine Week, the public’s right to know is under assault throughout the United States. State lawmakers are whittling away at Sunshine Laws in multiple ways, not the least of which is the effort to remove requirements to publish public notices…

Bring Open Government Symposium to your area

Georgia Open Government Symposiums have been held in Macon, Valdosta, Athens, Douglasville and Savannah. Journalists, community watchdog groups, government officials and staff have attended the free events that focus on the provisions of the Georgia Open Records Act and Open Meetings Act, while framing the discussion with the principles and importance of government transparency. Presented…