Transparency victim of COVID-19
Gov. Inslee’s proclamation limits meetings, records access
Last updated 4/2/2020 at 11:24am
CHENEY – Most changes involved in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 disease have been announced publicly.
One, however, was done almost quietly in the dead of night.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation March 24 amending his state of emergency declaration by suspending aspects of the Open Public Meetings and Open Public Records acts that involve public contact.
The proclamation noted the suspension of these requirements runs to midnight April 23; however ,the Inslee’s office has indicated it is considering extending limits on social contact past its original two weeks.
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