Dissappeared News – Department of PUBLIC Works

Larry Geller of Dissapeared News followed up an email I sent him with a blog of his own on this recent revelation that certain people were blackballed by the Department of PUBLIC Works:

I’ve felt that the quality of traditional blogging on the Big Island is also impressive. May a thousand blogs bloom. And may the County learn that cooperation is probably the best policy.

We are all entitled to public information, of course, regardless of the means of conveyance to our computer screens. This requires some adjustment in relationships between government workers and the public. When the phone rings in a government office it could be anyone asking for anything. Until government gets wired to the point where the information is automatically made available, there will be discomfort among those who still believe that their work products are government secrets. The inquirer may be a reporter, a blogger, or just anyone. Each deserves access to public information… “Hawaii County Policy Confirmed, Rescinded

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