Letter: Public access violations must be reported

It’s good to see a report on public access issues every once in a while [Public access counselor: Carmel BZA violated transparency laws during review of The GOAT, July 7, IBJ.com]. Indeed, there are many opportunities to publicly report and reinforce the importance of the public’s right of access to public records and to attend open public meetings.

Unfortunately, most of the time it seems that average citizens, rather than corporations, are the parties most often on the receiving end of agency misfeasance or malfeasance in failing to comply with the two primary public access statutes. But these circumstances are rarely reported..

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Clarke Kahlo

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