Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Project Sunlight Roadshow Comes to Rochester

Our good friend Stu Berger, president of Citizens for Better Government in New York, informs me that his organization will be co-hosting Blair Horner's demonstration of Project Sunlight, the new website created by the Attorney General's Office that allows New Yorkers to explore legislation, campaign finance data, lobbying activity, and government contracts. Here are the details:

Blair Horner & Project Sunlight
Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Greece Town Hall [map]
One Vince Tofany Blvd, off Long Pond Rd just North of Latta Rd
Light refreshments provided 6:30-7:00pm
Concise presentation promptly at 7:00 PM followed by Questions and Answers

As we said when Project Sunlight was unveiled, we think this is an impressive step forward for transparency in our state government. The AG's Office is taking comments and suggestions, so we encourage everyone in the Rochester area to check out the site and use the Greece Town Hall Q&A to pass along your ideas for improvements. If you can't make it to the demonstration (or you live outside the Rochester metro area), you can also e-mail your comments here.

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