D.C. government agencies: Kinda open, kinda not

March 15, 2013 3:02 PM

From DCist:

It's been almost two years since the D.C. Open Meetings Act took effect, instituting new requirements that all city bodies and agencies had to follow to ensure that the public had as much access to their work as possible. But how well are those agencies doing in complying with the law?

Not very, according to an audit of 27 public bodies conducted by the D.C. Open Government Coalition and released yesterday during a summit on transparency in government. The coalition found that only one of the bodies it looked at—the Historic Preservation Review Board—complied fully with the provisions of the law mandating notice for meetings, advance agendas, and posted minutes and other records of the meetings.

D.C. Open Government Coalition is a member of NFOIC.--eds.