Making Government Operations More Open

Florida's Open Government Model

Gov. Charlie Crist created the Office of Open Goverment on his first day as Gov. The Office’s primary functions are to assure full and expeditious compliance with Florida’s open government and public records laws, and to provide training to all executive agencies under the Gov.'s purview on transparency and accountability. Each agency was directed to designate a person at the agency who will act as the agency’s public records/open government contact person. That individual will be responsible for complying with public records/open government requests and compliance at their respective agency and will also be the primary liaison between that agency and the Office of Open Government for purposes of training and compliance. Phone #s and emails for agency contacts are posted on website as well as other useful information. Great model to replicate on local, state and federal levels. http://www.flgov.com/og_home

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