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Tag: transparency

Musings on Transparency, Accountability, and the Public Benefit of Conferences

October 24th, 2014

The issues of transparency, accountability, and public value are each at the heart of good government and grappling with them is essential to its life blood. – See more at:


Urban Politics #251: Lobbyist Registration Ordinance

March 18th, 2008

The purpose of the ordinance is to provide greater transparency in government, protect public confidence in government, preserve the integrity of the legislative process, and enable the public to see who is being paid to lobby elected officials. Seattle does not have a lobbyist registration ordinance, unlike every other major city on the West Coast: Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego all have lobbyist registration ordinances.


Urban Politics #243: Transparency & Red Light Cameras

January 3rd, 2008

Transparency in government means providing as much information as possible to citizens on how City Government makes decisions. Part of the decision making process involves Councilmembers gathering information from other government officials and staff, and from citizens in general. I have been working on legislation to register lobbyists who communicate with Councilmembers and hope to have something before the Council in the first quarter of 2008.