Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Edmond city councilwoman signs Open Government Pledge

Edmond City Councilwoman Elizabeth Waner has pledged to "comply with not only the letter but also the spirit of Oklahoma's Open Meeting and Open Records laws."

By signing FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge, Waner also promised "to support at every opportunity the public policy of the State of Oklahoma that the people are vested with the inherent right to know and be fully informed about their government so that they can efficiently and intelligently exercise their inherent political power."

Waner is the first Edmond municipal candidate to sign the pledge since FOI Oklahoma began offering the opportunity in spring 2008 as part of a national effort to spur public commitments to government transparency from candidates for president down to city council contests.

Waner is seeking another four-year term as the Ward 2 council member. She faces Anne DeClouette in the general election on April 5.

Ward 2 encompasses east Edmond and is the city's largest ward geographically.

Instructions and a list of signers for the 2011 elections can be found on FOI Oklahoma’s website.

Joey Senat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications

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