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Oregonís first public records advocate quits
The Bend Bulletin ^ | September 9, 2019 | Claire Withycombe

Posted on 09/10/2019 9:31:16 AM PDT by Twotone

SALEM — Oregon’s first-ever public records advocate is resigning from her post Oct. 11.

Ginger McCall, appointed by Gov. Kate Brown in early 2018 to boost transparency and openness in state and local government, said she was stepping down after what she called “meaningful pressure” from the governor’s office to represent its interests in her role on the state’s public records advisory council.

Willamette Week first reported McCall’s resignation.

McCall sent two resignation letters: one to the advisory council, and a second to Brown.

In her letter to Brown, McCall wrote that she believed she and the governor’s office had “conflicting visions” of the public records advocate’s role. She felt the role should have “a high degree of independence and serve the public interest,” she wrote in her letter, but said the governor’s office didn’t agree. She wrote that she was pressured to represent the interests of the governor’s office, “even when those interests conflict with the will of the council and the mandate of the Office of the Public Records Advocate.”

“I have not only been pressured in this direction, but I have been told that I should represent these interests while not telling anyone that I am doing so,” McCall wrote. “I believe these actions constituted an abuse of authority on the part of the General Counsel, and are counter to the transparency and accountability mission that I was hired to advance.”

McCall said she “made multiple attempts to find a workable solution, but at this point I no longer believe these conflicting visions of my role can be reconciled.”

(Excerpt) Read more at bendbulletin.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: katebrown; transparency

1 posted on 09/10/2019 9:31:16 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone
transparency and accountability mission

When a politician tells you they are going to be transparent and accountable--hide your wallet and run for your life!
2 posted on 09/10/2019 9:33:14 AM PDT by cgbg (Democracy dies in darkness when Bezos bans books.)
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To: Twotone

“The Dept of Public Records of Conservatives and Republicans”


3 posted on 09/10/2019 9:33:34 AM PDT by Zathras
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Commie gov just being a commie.


4 posted on 09/10/2019 9:57:38 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Twotone

There’s a Recall on right now for Kate Brown...gee...wonder why


5 posted on 09/10/2019 10:12:03 AM PDT by goodnesswins (White Privilege EQUALS Self Control & working 50-80 hrs/wk for 40 years!)
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To: Twotone
“I have not only been pressured in this direction, but I have been told that I should represent these interests while not telling anyone that I am doing so,” McCall wrote. “I believe these actions constituted an abuse of authority on the part of the General Counsel, and are counter to the transparency and accountability mission that I was hired to advance.”

I only posted this so that it was said again. It needs to be said over and over until the government concedes it is correct.

6 posted on 09/10/2019 10:17:57 AM PDT by immadashell (Save Innocent Lives - ban gun free zones)
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To: Twotone

In other words she just realized she was lied to by the Democrats.


7 posted on 09/10/2019 10:35:14 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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