By: Diane Benjamin
Every ONCE in awhile Springfield does something right. Bill HR3626 is on its seconding reading (it take 3 before a vote) to clarify the text of the Open Meetings Act. Illinois law is always written vague, seemingly on purpose.
HR3626 states that citizens can not be limited to speaking (Public Comment) only when the government body allows it – like Normal’s 45 day rule. It also states that providing an address is not required.
So far this bill only has two sponsors: Steven Anderson and Sheri Jesiel (Both Republicans)
At least one citizen of Normal has contacted Dan Brady and Keith Sommer asking them to cosponsor this bill. He wrote this email to them this morning:
Where is Dan Brady?
Where is Keith Sommer?
Both men were in the House when the last vague language was passed. These two need to step up and declare whether they work for the people or government!
This one really isn’t tough! Government supposedly works for the people. Failing to cosponsor this bill looks as if Brady and Sommer don’t believe that.
Email for Dan Brady: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email for Keith Sommer: email@example.com
They must be really busy trying to pass a budget, so maybe they need to hear from you too.