Sunshine victory – Herrera policy shift levels the public records playing field

The Sunshine Ordinance Task Force will no longer have to battle deputy city attorneys in its quest to open government to public scrutiny, thanks to a policy change by City Attorney Dennis Herrera. Following a Guardian editorial that called attention to the practice (see “Herrera: end secrecy,” 08/25/04), Herrera for the first time has directed his staff not to help departments fight to keep public records secret.

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