Friday, March 30, 2012

Oswego County legislator seeks additional government transparency

The Oswego County Legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee will discuss transparency in county government during a meeting to be held Monday.

Minority Leader Mike Kunzwiler requested that the issue be added to the agenda for discussion.

One issue Kunzwiler is seeking to address is the fact that legislators are required to fill out a Freedom of Information form to request county records.

Kunzwiler said he believes that is wrong. As an elected official, he said, he is responsible to his constituents and that means having easy access to the records that he was elected to oversee.

Kunzwiler added that hiding and delaying the release of records does not uphold the public trust.

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