Austin Straus 8:30 a.m., April 23
Carl DeMaio Proposes "San Diego Sunshine Law"
City Councilmember and Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio today unveiled the details for his “San Diego Sunshine Law” – a new proposal he hopes city council will soon consider.
“There is sunshine everywhere in San Diego except in city government,” said DeMaio as he explained the need for his Sunshine Law.
The proposal, if approved, would require the city to make all of its financial transactions, pension payouts, contracts, and employee compensations public by posting all the information in a user-friendly format online. Doing so, DeMaio said would increase transparency in City Hall.
“No one should have to beg for this information – whether they are a member of the public or even a councilmember,” DeMaio added.
His unveiling today, coincides with the start of National Sunshine Week, a national non-partisan, non-profit initiative that promotes a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.
Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public's right to know.
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