Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Two open government events

CM Mary Cheh, Ward 3 representative and chair of the Committee on Government Operations and the Environment, has scheduled a public oversight roundtable on "Improving Transparency:   Open Government in the District", for October 14 at 10:00 am.   The roundtable will be held in the Council Chamber in the JAWB.   The committee is interested in hearing from the public ideas and suggestions on how to make government information more accessible to the public.   Specific topics for testimony are included in the notice.

The DC Open Government Coalition is having its first public event, a panel discussion and public forum, Transparency in the District of Columbia - Accessing Government Information and Meetings in D.C.:   What's at Stake, and Where Do We Go From Here?   The free forum is the evening of October 21.