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Model Local Open Government Directive

From: Brian Gryth <briangryth@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 12:32:35 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTim9aWscMiyWSxMdm73CZwPMghQsoNkqNdEXho1y@mail.gmail.com>
To: citycamp@forums.e-democracy.org, munigov@googlegroups.com, open-government@lists.okfn.org, eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hello all,

On Monday of last week, a group, including myself and several on this and
other lists, published a model open government directive targeted at local
governments.  The document is available at
http://opengovernmentinitiative.org/directive/v1/.  To show your support of
this model directive, please sign up at
http://publicequalsonline.com/localopengovdirective/. If you’d like to
participate or simply monitor our future efforts, please enjoy the Open
Government Initiative Google Group at

This model is a first step towards to expanding our open government efforts.
 In addition, this directive is beta version, an initial iteration intended
help push open government efforts forward.  As we state in the
comment/footnotes to the introduction of the directive:

The model Local Open Government Directive is intended to be an executive
initiated order or directive to the local government under the executive’s
legal authority.  An executive leader, such as a mayor, should use this
model to adopt a directive for the city to help institutionalize open
government principles within the city government.  This model may be
tailored to meet the needs of the particular locality.

As the directive is adapted from the Federal directive, it will be most
easily adapted to US local governments.  But I encourage, those outside of
the US to use our work to further your efforts and please let open
government initiative group know who we can help.

As I state in an announcement blog post on citycamp.com, “over the next few
weeks and months, we intend to continue to create supporting materials and
to draft model open government legislation to help institutionalize open
government at all levels.” see

Finally, as we move forward, I will attempt to keep this and other lists up
to speed on our efforts.  Please feel free to contact me with questions or
if you’d like additional information or if you’d like help adapting the
directive to your local needs.

Brian Gryth
Received on Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:33:09 UTC

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