OPEN RECORDS ARE BACK IN MEMPHIS

By: Mark Fitzgerald

New City Council Chairman Wants Open Access


Declaring himself in favor of open-record access, the new
chairman of the Memphis, Tenn., City Council has put the kibosh
on its efforts to regulate public information – an effort
begun after The Commercial Appeal columnist Susan Thorp
reported one councilwoman had a phone installed in her office
bathroom.

According to an article by Commercial Appeal reporter
Sarah A. Derks, Council Chairman K.C. Jones, who took over Jan.
1, has taken steps to ensure public information is accessible.



Related story:

MEMPHIS NEWSPAPER, CITY COUNCIL FEUD ESCALATES (11/07/00)



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