– When the government negotiates to spend your money, it should be done in a public way that all of us can observe. They work harder to spend our tax dollars wisely when they know we’re watching.
– At the city and county level, the bulk of a budget is spent on salaries for employees. It’s absurd to say the public can’t watch negotiations. We can’t watch them negotiate the majority of their spending?
– How do we know our public servants are sticking up for taxpayers? We don’t, because regular citizens and the press aren’t allowed in the room. Only a few political insiders get to know what’s going on.
– I-1608 says you have a right to see how your money is spent. It’s that simple.