Local Experts to Discuss Transparency in the DC Government

Earlier this week, DCFPI wrote about how critical transparency in the DC government is.   And tonight, you can join local experts for a discussion about just how hard it can be to access public government information in DC, what the consequences are, and what we can do to improve transparency of DC’s government. 

DCFPI’s own Ed Lazere will be joining a panel discussion, moderated by Colbert King of The Washington Post, that includes Kathy Patterson, Lucy Dalglish of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Bill Myers from The Examiner, and Mark Segraves from WTOP.  The event is organized by the D.C. Open Government Coalition, a group of individuals and organizations (DCFPI is a member) working towards a more open and transparent government in DC.  The event is free and open to the public; details are below. 

Date: Wednesday October 21, 2009, 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Location: Charles Sumner School at 17th and M Streets NW

Hope to see you there!