Saturday, September 3, 2016

Save the date

Save the date for this very important seminar. When State Rep. Dan Miller was a Mt. Lebanon  commissioner, he treated all documents that were not from executive sessions as public information. Go to the podium and ask a question. If Dan had a copy of the information at his fingertips, he would walk the copy to the speaker. Those days are long gone.

Now, we have a commission who appeals the Office of Open Records final determinations. Our commissioners appealed TWO of the OOR final determinations that were granted in my favor.

My case is now going before Commonwealth Court. See the sidebar for more information.

Through another RTK, Tony DeNicola admits to Susan Morgans that anything that goes to the municipality is public information by default. Except. In. My. Case. 

Please plan to attend this very important seminar. I hope to see our public officials there. They need it the most.


RG said...

A timely article from REASON on-line (a publishing arm of the Reason Foundation): "Why We Need More Access to Bureaucrats’ Emails, Not Less."

E. T. Gillen said...

That is so true, Richard Gideon! Our commissioners have a sweet deal with Buchanan Ingersoll which enables them to appeal every single decision by the OOR with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Couple that with a Mt. Lebo Common Pleas Judge who lives close to another Common Pleas Judge's wife who wrote to the commissioners asking for deer to be killed. We don't stand a chance.

E. T. Gillen said...