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Thomas M. Susman, DCOGC founding president
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 1:54pm
  Incrementally, in fits and starts since 2010, the D.C. government has become more transparent to the people it serves. In response to the Fenty administration’s attempts to evade meaningful public oversight, and...
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:12pm
Statement of Robert S. Becker On behalf of the D.C. Open Government CoalitionApril 13, 2018
Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:28pm
We note that the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA) has begun the search for a successor to Traci Hughes as director of the Office of Open Government (OOG)....
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:10pm
In a letter to D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen, Robert Becker, Coalition government relations chair, answered questions posed Feb. 8 by members of the Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety.
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:07pm
Today, the District's Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA) voted to not reappoint Office of Open Government Director Traci Hughes to another term. It did not state the rationale for this decision. Since...
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 2:31pm
January 28, 2018          
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 2:03pm
  Four bills intended to help poor, minority D.C. residents move on with their lives after contacts with the criminal justice system could have the opposite impact, the Coalition, The Washington Post, and the...
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:24am
  As the New Year approaches, the D.C. Open Government Coalition (DCOGC) would like to thank you for your support and commitment to enhancing the public’s access to government information and ensuring the transparency...
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:50pm
The powerful board that oversees charter schools in Washington acted improperly when it voted in June to allow a charter network to expand, the D.C.
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:25pm
  The D.C. Open Government Coalition shares Mayor Muriel Bowser’s and Councilmember David Grosso’s desires to help D.C. residents move forward to lead successful lives after past arrests or convictions.
Posted on Friday, December 23, 2016 - 3:17pm
Dear Friend of Open Government:
D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds
Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 2:47pm
  D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds, chair of the Committee on Housing and Community Development, announced in a Sept. 29, 2016 committee hearing that Advisory Neighborhood Commissions will not get a blanket exemption from...
Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 2:26pm
Dear Friend of Open Government: We are only two-thirds of the way aathrough 2016, and this has already proven to be a banner year for the D.C. Open Government Coalition. While we could rest on several accomplishments...
Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 9:33am
UPDATE: See Washington Post 8/22/16...
Tuff testifies against ANC bill
Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016 - 12:40pm
  At a July 6 hearing of the D.C. Council Committee on Housing and Community Development, the Coalition opposed a bill to exempt Advisory Neighborhood Commissions from the Freedom of Information Act. Board member LaVita...
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