Letter: Public disclosure needs advocates

Alas, in the empty space available at the end of Tom LoBianco’s column [In halls of power, there’s infestation—literally, Aug. 9] he missed an open opportunity to relate to the adages “Roaches run from the light,” and “Sunlight is the best disinfectant,” and promote right-to-know and public disclosure.

To me, freedom of information is an essential element of problem-solving and joint community-building. It’s a shame that regulatory agencies, with their increasing use of chief communications officer job titles, too often display an “us vs. them” attitude.

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Clarke Kahlo

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