government transparency

Public Records Advocate’s recommendations

Lawmakers must ban high fees to make Oregon public records truly public, records expert says (Oregonian, 10/9/2019)

Records advocate: more transparency, fewer fees (Portland Tribune, 10/9/2019)

Oregon public record fees too high, create barrier to requests, state advocate says (Statesman Journal, 10/9/2019)

Oregon Public Records Advocate issues final report (KPTV, 10/9/2019)

Official: Oregon’s fees on public records requests too high (AP, 10/9/2019)

Final report of Ginger McCall, Oregon Public Records Advocate (2019) Oregon Office of the Public Records Advocate

Biennial report of the Public Records Advisory Council (biennial) Oregon Public Records Advisory Council

Public Records Advocate

Oregon public records advocate resigns, accuses Gov. Kate Brown’s staff of inappropriate pressure (Oregonian, 9/9/19)

Oregon public records advocate quits, citing interference (Statesman Journal, 9/9/19)

Oregon’s Public Records Czar Abruptly Resigns After Just 18 Months on the Job, Cites “Abuse of Authority” (Willamette Week, 9/9/19)

Biennial report of the Public Records Advisory Council (biennial) Oregon Public Records Advisory Council

Department of Administrative Services audit

Oregon rushes spending, double hires for positions and has opaque budget ‘transparency’ website, audit finds (Oregonian, 7/31/2019)

Audit sparks public clash between two Oregon agencies (Statesman Journal, 7/31/2019)

Department of Administrative Services : enhanced transparency in key budget practices would improve governance and inform decision-making for state spending (2019) Oregon Audits Division

Biennial report, Transparency Oregon Advisory Commission (biennial) Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office