Public Records Keep the Government Transparent

Oregon’s Public Records and Public Meetings Laws have weakened over the years

Attorney Dave Bahr has a long worked on transparency issues and recently completed a term on the Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee of the federal Office of Government Information Services. Bahr advises those seeking public records to start with the most basic thing: “Pick up the phone and walk into an office and interact person to person.” Continue reading 

Hide And Seek

This story begins with a simple request for information. Before long, it veers into murky waters about freedom of information and the public trust, and potential violations of both in Eugene and statewide.  The story ends in a snarl of unfortunate answers with, perhaps, a shard of hope. Continue reading