Ken Engelman's blog

One responsibility of government entities in our free society is to inform the public, not merely those directly involved, of activities affecting citizens. The law requires a notice of an upcoming meeting be “posted” in advance. It doesn’t limit how that must be done. A flyer in the local post office meets the law’s requirement. That is a minimalist approach. It doesn’t do much to reach out to a wider range of the population, particularly in a society where the way people interact has moved away from a physical meeting point.


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