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Daily Bread for 4.12.22: Open-Session Meetings Should Always Have an Opportunity for Public Comment

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will see scattered rain and thundershowers with a high of 61.  Sunrise is 6:16 AM and sunset 7:34 PM for 13h 17m 58s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 79.6% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater’s Finance Committee meets at 4:30 PM, and the city’s Public Works Committee…

Daily Bread for 9.12.21: Will the Curriculum Be in Their Hands?

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be partly cloudy with occasional thundershowers and a high of 79.  Sunrise is 6:32 AM and sunset 7:08 PM for 12h 36m 07s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 34.6% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1962, President Kennedy delivers his “We choose to go…

A Simple Truth About Open Government

I’ve written recently about importance of open government, for itself and for its positive effects, but a simple truth about open government is that it requires a consistent policy of openness. Open sometimes, closed others, isn’t open government: it’s caprice. I’ve a draft of a series open government in progress, and in cases where openness…

Sunshine Week 2018 (The Bad Example Nearby)

Just as one would prefer a beautiful neighborhood, so too would a sensible person prefer that nearby towns were well-ordered and successful. And yet, and yet, one cannot choose for those other towns: they will choose for themselves, sometimes well, sometimes poorly. When they do choose poorly, the best one can do is to guard…