Cameraman Bruce; Ask your city government for transparency

Let’s load up the Parks office with requests for DVD’s of the meetings;

The mayor’s veto rationale has an interesting twist; he admitted the meetings are recorded and currently available if the public asks for them. So, I recommend all citizens of Sioux Falls request DVD recordings of all city boards and commissions meetings not currently posted. The mayor says they are available, so let’s all ask for them, as Argus Leader reporter Joe Sneve has done. Confirm they are furnished free of charge, just as they were furnished to Sneve.

Transparency in government would be significantly enhanced by a new ordinance providing for video recordings of city department board meetings archived online. The absence of such a policy serves only to reinforce a perception of a veil of secrecy over the Sioux Falls administration thwarting the citizen’s right to know what their government is doing.

Transparency is NOT a slippery slope, in fact it should be an easy hike in the country side.

2 comments ↓

#1 LJL on 02.11.17 at 9:11 pm

Get DVD’s and load each meeting to Youtube. Veto Mayor Veto veto’s.

#2 Bruce on 02.12.17 at 10:36 am

LJL, we need everyone to request DVD copies and I will do just this, post them on our YouTube page. The mayor said they are available so let’s do it!

BTW, no one should have to file a FOIA request or pay for the copies. The mayor stated in his veto address they were there for the asking.

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