Saturday, October 01, 2011
OIP’s education efforts paying off—another meeting postponed to comply with Sunshine Law
by Larry Geller
This is a snip from an email from the DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) sent yesterday:
Attached please find the CANCELLED agenda for the Public Land Development Corporation meeting that was to be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. The agenda was not posted on the State Calendar as required under Hawaii Sunshine Laws and therefore, the meeting will be rescheduled.
One by one, it appears that state boards and commissions are hearing about the Sunshine Law and adjusting their practices to comply.
While legislation can accomplish much, the OIP’s education efforts (and a few complaints, to OIP maybe) may be a faster, more effective path to compliance.
Good job DLNR, good job OIP.
- Another conscientious board—the State Rehabilitation Council (9/30/2011)
- Hawaii Board of Education schedules new vote on 4540--High School Graduation Requirements (9/20/2011)
- Hawaii Board of Education tramples Sunshine Law (9/21/2011)
- Hawaii takes step backwards with secret meetings, secret laws (9/15/2011)
- Applause for Legislative Federal Economic Stimulus Program Oversight Commission (9/19/2011)
- One win for Hawaii's Sunshine Law (4/23/08)
- Attorney Lance Collins represented five individuals
who questioned whether the County Council acted properly
in holding a long succession of recessed meetings,
-- allowing the developer to make comments and participate,
but NOT allowing the general public to testify again.
Wednesday morning, April 23, Judge Cardoza agreed and issued a
preliminary injunction halting further action on Wailea 670."