PRM continues transparency forums with Burnsville, MN open records event

PRM will continue its series of open records events with a Freedom of Information (FOI) forum on July 23, 2015, at the Burnhaven Library in Burnsville, Minnesota. The event will run from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The Burnhaven Library is located at 1101 West County Road 42 in Burnsville.

The workshop will explore how members of the public can use FOI laws (both Minnesota and federal) to obtain government records of interest to them. The presentation will feature comments by Rich Neumeister, a long-time record requester and open government advocate. An introduction will be given by members of the PRM board.

The event is free to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas for their own public record requests. RSVPs are encouraged by calling 651-556-1381.

PRM’s workshop is one in a series of events that the organization is hosting throughout the state under a grant from the Washington DC-based Sunlight Foundation. Past events have been hosted in Rochester, St. Cloud, Minneapolis, and Maplewood.