We look forward to learning how Berne addresses concerns

To the Editor:

The League of Women Voters of Albany County found Noah Zweifel’s article, “Berne officials criticized by open-government watchdog” on Dec. 31 of great interest. The League supports government transparency and thanks The Altamont Enterprise for its continuous coverage of this important issue.

The league has long worked for the citizen’s right to know and for broad citizen participation in government.

Concerns that we work on include:

— Make legislative processes, including the budgeting process, more open and transparent;

— Open up enforcement proceedings for violation of a number of good-government measures, including ethics and lobbying violations;

— Make materials available electronically online in a searchable format and filming open meetings; and

— Use all technology and social-media tools to ensure that the activities of government are transparent to its citizens and that those citizens have the ability to interact with the governmental bodies which make decisions.

We look forward to learning how the town of Berne addresses the concerns raised in the Coalition for Open Government report. 

Patricia Sibilia



Albany County

Board of Directors


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