You couldn’t tell it by looking outside, but it’s Sunshine Week – an occasion to remember the importance of open government and freedom of information in our democracy.
To help mark the week, the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County is inviting the public to a forum on the state’s Open Public Records Act. It’s Thursday at 6:15 p.m. here at The News Tribune, 1950 S. State St. (We’re a co-sponsor, along with the Pierce County Public Library, ACLU of Pierce County, Tacoma Public Library and Washington Coalition for Open Government.)
A panel of experts will discuss the act and take questions from the audience. They are:
Tim Ford, the open government ombudsman, attorney general’s office
Toby Nixon, Washington Coalition for Open Government
Sean Robinson, News Tribune reporter
Russell Wood, state records manager
Refreshments will be served (sorry, no black-and-tans). Hope to see you here.