Thursday, November 08, 2012

Open Meetings and Public Records training in Toledo

How do you hold elected officials accountable? You keep track of what they're doing and making sure they're doing things correctly.

But how do you do that? You know the law and take advantage of public records to find out what's going on and who is doing what.

And where do you learn how to do that? By attending training.

The Ohio Attorney General will conduct Sunshine Law training here in Toledo on Wednesday, Nov. 14th.

All elected officials are required to attend such training on a yearly basis, but members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend.

The training is free, but the AG requests registration. You can register here.

It will take place at the McMaster Center in the Toledo Lucas-County Public Library (325 Michigan Street in downtown Toledo). It runs from 1 to 4:15 p.m.

Please take advantage of this opportunity. Ohio has one of the best laws in favor of disclosure and some of the best protections for citizen access to public information. You never know when you'll need to know your rights.

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