Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will join members of the Public Records Law Reform Task Force Monday, May 9, in Eugene for the task force’s second public hearing.
The hearing is an opportunity for Oregonians to provide input on Oregon’s Public Records Laws and the work of the task force, according to a news release from the attorney general's office.
It begins at 4:30 p.m. at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, in Allen Hall, Room 141.
The task force was formed by the attorney general in September 2015 as a way to promote greater transparency in government. Its purpose is to review and recommend specific improvements to Oregon’s public records laws.
So far, the task force has focused on establishing deadlines for public bodies to respond to requests for records, and on addressing the more than 500 exemptions from public disclosure.
The task force also will examine the fees that public bodies may charge for records, and consider whether the state should create a Public Records Advocate.
All members of the media and the public are welcome to attend and testify.
Additional hearings will take place in other Oregon communities.
Comments can also be emailed to the task force at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At a glance:
WHAT: Public Hearing of the Public Records Law Reform Task Force
DATE: Monday, May 9
WHERE: University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, 1275 University of Oregon, Allen Hall, Room 141, in Eugene
TIME: 4:30 to 6 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kristina Edmunson, Oregon Attorney General’s Office, 503-378-6002
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