The Association of Washington Cities, a non-profit organization, has reported on potential bills to be considered in the upcoming legislative session. In working with other local government groups, bills have been developed that would allow agencies to charge the actual personnel costs exceeding five hours of staff time per month on a request. A
Here is another article from Florida on whether governments should use web 2.0 sites:
“Attorneys, legislators to pull plug on Marco government’s use of social Web sites? Increased accessibility to candidates and officials, public records concerns among the pros and cons being considered in use of Facebook, Twitter”
Spies should also stay off Facebook: “British spy chief outed on wife’s Facebook page”
Last month I had the pleasure of teaching two classes to city officials at the Association of Washington Cities Conference in Spokane. One hot issue raised by the city councilmembers was the use of blogs and Web 2.0 cites. I cautioned against their use because the Public Records Act issues are unresolved.
Another topic at…