Friday, February 22, 2013
Norman mayor renews supports for open government
Norman Mayor Cindy Rosenthal has re-signed FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge as she seeks re-election on April 2.
As she did in 2010, Rosenthal promised to comply with the letter and spirit of Oklahoma's open government laws.
Rosenthal also pledged 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."
Rosenthal has served as mayor since 2007 after serving as a council member for the previous three years.
One of Rosenthal's two opponents, Thomas E. Sherman, signed the pledge in January.
FOI Oklahoma began the Open Government Pledge 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.
Signers are listed on the FOI Oklahoma website.
Joey Senat, Ph.D.
OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications