Sunlight Blogger Round-up: Exposed overpaid government employees and more…


This week’s round-up highlights some major issues affecting state transparency from the East Coast to the Pacific. Here is a quick look at the topics that made news:

  • Residents of Santa Ana City are concerned about the closed-door meetings held by their city council. CalAware Today reports here that these closed sessions critically prevent public comment.
  • Incoming Honolulu city mayor, Peter Carlisle will have a tough challenge in attempting to enforce a citywide public disclosure of rail contracts. As Ian Lind of the blogs, the city needs some help getting its transparent policies in line with its actions.