Do you know people in Palo Alto who have championed local government transparency? Palo Alto Patch is participating in Sunshine Week 2012, which begins on March 11, by promoting the Sunshine Week organization’s national Local Heroes contest. We’ll also be talking up, covering and conversing with you about open government and freedom of information on our site during that week so stay tuned.
Today we want to kick that conversation off with a call to action to you to nominate local open government champions who have played a significant role fighting for local government transparency. How about Sid Espinosa starting the regular "Message from the Mayor," or Peak Democracy's Open City Hall? Let's get a list of names going in the comments below, and nominate our favorites using the link below.
The deadline for nominations is Monday Feb. 20 so put this on your Must Do list right away. The winner will be honored in Washington. We'll share the winners with you.
Here’s a link to the Sunshine Week nomination form.
Faced any challenges with government transparency in our town? Share your stories with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll share them with our community.