During Sunshine Week 2012, which begins today, Sunday, March 11, Los Altos Patch hopes to talk up, cover and converse with you about open government and freedom of information on our site.
On , and on we asked if you knew people in Los Altos who have championed local government transparency? We are still accepting nominations. You can add your nominees in the comments section piece or send names to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a couple of paragraphs on how your nominee played a significant role in fighting for local government transparency, since context is everything. Here is the nomination form: www.sunshineweek.org/LocalHeroes/LocalHeroNomination.aspx
Today we offer this poll to find out how you rate your local government’s openness to public access. We actually have two polls, one for each community.
We also want to hear from those who may have faced challenges with government transparency in and around town, whether trying to access school district records (LASD, CUSD, Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, Palo Alto Unified School District, Fremont Union High School District, Foothill-DeAnza College District), Santa Clara County, Santa Clara Valley Water District documents, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, El Camino Hospital District, etc.
Please share your stories with me at email@example.com and I'll share them with our community.