For Sunshine Week, California watchdogs get a free open government guide

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March 15, 2013 2:06 PM

From MMDNewsWire.com:

As national Sunshine Week begins, Californians interested in using their laws to keep an eye on city hall and other local and state public agencies can get a free 50-page how-to guide from the state's premier open government resource center.

Californians Aware (CalAware), the nonpartisan, nonprofit advocate for "open government, an inquiring press, and a citizenry free to exchange facts and opinions," is offering--without charge through April 15--its newly published Citizen Watchdog.

This accessibly written primer on what the state's transparency laws say--with tips on how to use them confidently and effectively--is subtitled "A Bell-Proofer's Investigative Checklist."

The Californians Aware is a member of NFOIC. --eds