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:
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
Robert L. Hutchings, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs
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
Financial Transparency In Action
Brenda Bell, Projects Editor, Austin American-Statesman
Eva DeLuna Castro, Senior Budget Analyst, Center for Public Policy Priorities
Dustin Lanier, Director, Council of Competitive Governments, Office of the Texas Comptroller
James Quintero, Fiscal Policy Analyst, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Center for Fiscal Policy
Matt Stiles, Reporter, The Texas Tribune
This event is free and open to the public.
For more details and to register, please visit:
Parking will be available in the LBJ Library Visitors’ Parking Lot (Lot 38)
Directions to the LBJ School found here: