Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Local government blogging issues "unresolved"

This is way better than "resolved and you better the hell not blog." Ramsey over at the Open Local Gov't Blog:

Last month I had the pleasure of teaching two classes to city officials at the Association of Washington Cities Conference in Spokane. One hot issue raised by the city councilmembers was the use of blogs and Web 2.0 cites. I cautioned against their use because the Public Records Act issues are unresolved.

I might have missed this earlier, but the issues around city and county elected officials blogging (here and here) are far from settled. Which means, of course, that we can find our way out of this box set up by cautious city attorneys. Ramsey is writing the AG's office for their thoughts, but I think there needs to be a legislative fix down the road.

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