Eagle Newspapers reporters Amanda Seef and Sarah Hall took an in-depth look at numerous issues in the community regarding open government and transparency for Sunshine Week.
Sunshine Week is a nationwide initiative to educate the public about the importance of government transparency and freedom of information. For more on Sunshine Week, visit sunshineweek.org.
FOILed again: Investigation shows use of Freedom of Information Law in Onondaga County
More than 20,000 pages of documents were released by Freedom of Information Law last year in Onondaga County. Those documents correspond to more than 2,500 requests made across 20 towns, villages and the city of Syracuse.
A provision in the state’s open meetings law aims to help the public understand what’s going on at board meetings.
Project Sunshine: County Comptroller promotes open info
It’s been one year since the county comptroller’s office began releasing documents on its website for “Project Sunshine.”
For many, the heady dreams and lofty ideals of the 1960s gave way to more pragmatic goals; it was less about saving the world and more about saving for retirement. But that wasn’t necessarily the case for Bob Freeman.
If you’ve ever been to a school board meeting in Central New York, you’ve probably noticed something on the agenda called an executive session. .
In the town of Cicero, “open government” isn’t just a buzzworthy term. It’s a way of life. That’s what the Cicero Committee on Open Government has been driving toward since it was founded at the beginning of 2012.
Sarah Hall is the editor of the Eagle Star-Review and the Baldwinsville Messenger. The 2012 winner of the Syracuse Press Club's Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award, she has been with Eagle Newspapers since 2006. She is a Liverpool native.