Things I wish I’d written

I give the Strib opinion section a lot of grief, but this is a great editorial.

Sure, it celebrates the home team, but kudos to the paper for fighting to keep the state’s Open Meeting Law effective. These days, you can’t take for granted that “big media” will spend the dough to fight for sunshine laws — which benefit us all.

Thanks, folks.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Bill Gleason on 09/10/2009 - 08:44 pm.

    Funny you should mention the open meetings

    The University of Minnesota has been an egregious violator of the transparency required by a public institution despite occasional pious claims to the contrary.

    One need only recall the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Regents violated the law by attempting to hide the names of finalists during their last presidential search.

    Something similar may be happening tomorrow when the U administration is requesting the Regent’s permission to form a Limited Liability Company for the furtherance of UMore Park.

    A standard corporation by law must hold annual meetings with written meeting minutes, while Minnesota LLC operates under no such standard.

    I trust the Strib will be as energetic in pushing this point with the U as they have been with the Gang Strike Force Team?

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