Transparency in government is essential to trust in government.
Public records are critical tools to shine light on government and public bodies and provide transparency in the democratic process. Journalists are among the many requesters of public records. The MDDC Press Association has gathered useful links and information to help requesters navigate this often confusing process.
Based on our work with public records, we feel there are best practices that should be put in place.
MDDC has compiled helpful information and resources for each of our member jurisdictions, including an overview of each jurisdiction’s open records and open meetings law, training opportunities, remedies for complaints and press clips. Please click on the link of the jurisdiction of interest.
District of Columbia