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'Texas financial transparency' topic of April 23 forum in Austin
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010, 05:17PM CST
By Jennifer Peebles

 

Just over the transom, we got a note about what sounds like a really cool program on transparency coming up Friday, April 23, in Austin. Here's the press release from the LBJ School at UT-Austin: 

The Center for Politics and Governance at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas cordially invite you to attend:

Texas Financial Transparency:  Open and Online

Join us as we bring together community members, government officials, students, interest groups and the media to discuss government finance and online transparency in Texas.  

The half-day forum highlights best practices and makes recommendations to enhance the financial transparency of Texas state and local government.

Friday, April 23, 2010

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Bass Lecture Hall

LBJ School of Public Affairs

The University of Texas at Austin

Opening Remarks

Robert L. Hutchings, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs

Featured Speakers

  • Dustin Haisler, Assistant City Manager, Manor, TX

  • Victor Gonzalez, Director of Innovation and Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Texas Comptroller

  • Ethan Zuckerman, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University  

Panel Discussion

Financial Transparency In Action

This event is free and open to the public.

For more details and to register, please visit:

http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/cpg/event_detail.php?id=53 

 Parking will be available in the LBJ Library Visitors’ Parking Lot (Lot 38)

Directions to the LBJ School found here:

http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/contact/map




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