Sunshine Week

Have you paid attention to Sunshine Week? It recognizes a movement inaugurated by the American Society of News Editors and co-coordinated by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to make the people’s business more accessible to the people. “Open government is good government,” goes the slogan, and we agree. But the forecast for greater transparency is cloudy, is the consensus. Read the White House statement about Sunshine Week and then compare the Washington Post’s more critical view. Listen to Glen Greenwald talk about high-level non-accountability and the EFF comments on drone program secrecy. Locally, the League of Women Voters chimes in and the LA Times provides handy links to the key organizations. Here’s hoping that Beverly Hills City Hall takes this occasion to make our people’s business as open and accessible as it should be.