Official to talk about government transparency

MONTPELIER — Secretary of State Jim Condos has announced that his second biennial “Got Transparency?” Tour will start on Nov. 4. He will visit 10 towns across the state to discuss Vermont’s public records and open meeting laws with municipal and state employees, citizens serving on local government boards and the general public.
 The final stop is at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
“The Transparency Tour started as a way to get out into the community to discuss the changes that were occurring in Vermont’s open meeting and public records law, however, the need for local discussion is so strong that I felt it was important to make this tour a bi-yearly event,” Condos said.
 “For those Vermonters who feel that dealing with government is confusing or intimidating: this is the perfect opportunity for you to get your questions answered,” he continued. “It is important that the public know their rights when it comes to attending meetings and access to records; an informed citizenry is what helps hold all elected officials accountable.”
After a presentation there will be time for Q&A and a general discussion with the audience.

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