Monday, March 14, 2016

Let the Sunshine In...It's Sunshine Week!

It’s Sunshine Week…a great time for city officials to focus on making sure they are doing all they can to ensure open government. Sunshine Week is sponsored by the newspaper industry nationwide every year to shine light on open government practices.

There’s an article in this month’s Uptown with suggestions cities can use to make sure they are up to date on recent changes regarding the Freedom of Information Act. 

Recent actions by the General Assembly and the SC Supreme Court have significantly changed meeting notice requirements, mandated agendas for all meetings of public bodies, established new procedures for adding items to an agenda and clarified the required procedure to enter executive session.

Two of the best resources cities can use as resource for complying with legal requirements is the Press Association's "Public Official’s Guide to Compliance with the Freedom of Information Act" and the Municipal Association’s website.

No comments:

Post a Comment