Mar 272017
 
 March 27, 2017  Laws

Bill Turque reports:

It was a signature achievement for Montgomery County Council member Hans Riemer: passage of the 2012 Open Government bill, which requires all county departments to make public records more available and accessible through a central Web portal.

“You have a right to know what your government is doing. And I have made protecting that right a central part of my work,” Riemer (D-At Large) said in his campaign literature as he ran for reelection in Maryland’s largest jurisdiction in 2014.

Last week, however, after more than 200,000 email addresses of people receiving newsletters and other information from the county government were made public on the county’s website, Riemer and some of his colleagues decided they had opened the portals of government a bit too wide.

Read more on Washington Post.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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