modern technology in compliance with sunshine laws
, (52) as many
Sitting on the city task force writing the final draft of the Sunshine law
is Susan Goldberg, the Mercury News' executive editor and vice president.
, therefore, are products of public concern over the
There are several consistent themes shared by most of the edited text's 17 authors which this review will touch on and only touch on, among them (1) the importance of intricately well-managed transitions by boards and/or chancellors, (2) the strategically critical nature of the first months of a presidency, (3) confidentiality and sunshine law
impact on searches, (4) use of search firms (or not), (5) the interim or acting presidency, (6) legal perspectives and (7) candidate and institution preparedness, just to highlight a few.
Getting sunshine laws
passed can be a pitched battle.
This is a huge enterprise, and it's a public enterprise with an appointed board, and extensive sunshine laws
that give total transparency to what we do.
Specifically the Sunshine laws
are a set of guidelines, which ensure public access and exposure to governmental meetings concerning public matters, the name being derived from the phrase, "Let the sun always shine on government.
They do touch on one important paradox: There is little doubt that campaign finance reforms, sunshine laws
, and tighter disclosure rules have made Congress steadily more transparent and accountable to the public; by pre-Watergate standards, the authors observe, today's Congress is probably less corrupt than at any time in history.
For another, they have to submit to a great deal of public scrutiny, nowadays including sunshine laws
, extensive financial disclosures and blind trusts, freedom of information statutes, and much more, whereas the back rooms where the Fourth Branch does its work of recruiting governmental clients and negotiating settlements remain off-limits to public scrutiny.
If anyone doubts how important sunshine laws
are, Schiff said, they should look at Florida.
Proponents of camera access have traditionally come from the news media camp--those heralding First Amendment rights and so-called sunshine laws
in the courts.
As governor, he created an Ethics Commission, championed civil rights and led the state to adopt progressive open records and sunshine laws