Let the sun shine in!

March 16-22 is Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means to each of us and to our communities. It is a time to remember the important role that we all have in keeping our towns healthy, vibrant and strong.

We all have the right to know what our government is doing – both its successes and failures. Exercising our right to know gives power to us, the public. It allows us to hold elected officials accountable on Election Day and beyond.

For decades, members of the League of Women Voters have acted as government watchdogs at the federal, state and local levels. We monitor our cities' budgets, attend local government meetings, publish observer notes, register voters, offer forums to inform voters, and work to get out the vote.

In short, we work to ensure that all voices are heard as decisions are made about our common future. We invite all of you to join us in celebrating Sunshine Week – and if you believe in Making Democracy Work, join the League at lwvcuyahogaarea.org!
League of Women Voters - Cuyahoga Area
Carole Koscielny, Westlake/North Olmsted co-chair
Mary Worthington, Westlake/North Olmsted co-chair
Conda Boyd, Bay Village chair

The State of Ohio Attorney General's Office will hold an Open Government Seminar, covering public records, open meetings and record retention, in the council chambers of Bay Village City Hall, 350 Dover Center Road, on Monday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. There is no charge for the seminar. Registration will be available on the Ohio Auditor's website, ohioauditor.gov/open/trainings.html, beginning March 23, or by contacting Joan Kemper, clerk of council, at 440-899-3406 or jkemper@cityofbayvillage.com.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 9:25 AM, 03.18.2014