Posts Tagged ‘open records’

Entering the fray


So thinking that I will be joining the ranks of folks asking to obtain copies of the papers/records open to the public as required by law by the Root River Council and posting not only copies of the emails I send but what they send me in return.

With this I will I think get notarized statement of others about the status of the requests of information that they have asked for, as well as the answers  they have received from  Root River Council.

I will post the documents here and perhaps use the papers in a request to have outside groups such as The FBI look at what is going on with Rootworks.

With The refiling of the RICO and claims within, I see many other questions that should be asked, the 990’s + other records will be of help doing so

We also need to keep a list of who is who of the and how of  this Root River Council and how this group may be making money with the idea of pointing out what strangeness is going on with the public’s money and exposing this to not only the voters of Racine but over site groups that could be of help.

First  Question why does it seam so hard to get the 990″s ?


Open Records Phase IIa

I understand from others that they are many grants being worked on by the City of Racine for Rootworks (as it may be adapted). I think its time to request a list of the Grants being worked on and the amounts. In time perhaps I think a copy of the grants themselves.
For now a list be great after all is it not Public Information?

Open Records

Back when I was in High School (Madison West 76!) Nixon was in Charge with Watergate, the Pentagon Papers, and the rest. An idea came about that Government information  should be open to everyone since after all we are the Government. Even being active in the GOP as I was then (and Collage Republicans After) I agreed that only if the voters had the best info going could they vote in an intelligent way.

The Press too needed open records so they could report on what was going on around them. Very hard to expose corruption if records  showing what is going on cant be seen.

I know that many Blogers around the county have used Open Records to show what may be going on in Cities/Towns around the County. I understand that Racine Uncovered has used Open Records to find out information that IMHO The Good old boys rather not have us know like how much Mayor Dickert’s Legal Bills have cost us so far.

Before this effort of mine is over my guess is I will have an understanding of in and outs of how Open Records work