Transparency is not only needed in government spending but also in government communication and associations. Our Local government should not have side meetings or discuss government business outside of public view. The community needs to know what items are being discussed and to what extent. Excessive open records fees should not be a hindrance to the public for gaining access to government business.
Mara was born in Nicaragua, a politically unstable country, She had a front row seat to see how leaders with noble intentions end up as corrupt politicians for the sake of staying in power. They rely on structured truth and the withholding of important information such as failed policies or bad decisions from the public.