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Mon, Apr 2, at 6: Telenovela stars, radio personalities and local dignitaries waved to cheering crowds from an impressive line of lighted floats that glided through the streets of this city ofin the Rio Grande Valley. Fourteen marching bands strutted their stuff. Towering over the festivities were larger-than-life balloons: In a major entertainment coup, the city had secured a top-shelf headliner: Latin pop sensation Enrique Iglesias.
Let the rhythm take you over, bailamos! Iglesias high-fived attendees and pulled fans onstage to sing along with him in the high-energy performance. A huge crowd, estimated atstrong, showed up for the festivities. Vera gave a glowing report to city commissioners at a little-publicized workshop preceding a regular meeting: His eyes grew wide.
After the meeting, Ferman asked commissioners for a breakdown of the costs. How much taxpayer money was Iglesias paid? For decades, the open records law has enjoyed bipartisan support, or at least lip service, as a powerful tool to shine a light on what elected officials and other agents of the government are doing with public money.
The city had precedent on its side. Paxton that records could be kept secret if their release would put the government or businesses at a competitive disadvantage.
But if Boeing was an uppercut to the chin of government transparency in Texas, it was preceded by a thousand body blows, courtesy of legislators, attorneys general and the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court.
The Texas Legislature alone has hacked 63 exceptions into the Texas Public Information Act over the last four decades.
Then there are exceptions for economic development negotiations, trade secrets and dam safety data. In Mesquite, the parents of year-old Graham Edward Dyer asked police for records related to his arrest after the young man sustained a fatal head injury in a confrontation with officers.
Ingovernment agencies made a record number of requests to keep information secret — nearly 32, almost double the 17, sent a decade ago.
Over time, public information officers have developed some effective tactics to delay, derail and deny, including dragging out the release of information indefinitely, repeatedly asking for clarification and charging exorbitant prices for documents.
Ask Kara Sutton, a researcher and nonprofit grant writer in Dallas.
After an economic development corporation won a lucrative contract from the city to implement offender re-entry services, Sutton wanted to know if the best company had been chosen. After it was, Sutton asked again. The fight took 10 months. Even though the Racing Commission itself had previously published the data in annual reports — showing that some dogs were dosed with stimulants, steroids and other drugs — the commission refused to turn over the records.
Paxton ultimately agreed that the documents could be kept secret. Most experts interviewed for this story, including seasoned investigative journalists, agree that the open records law is still a useful tool. InDexheimer and a team at the newspaper used public records to show that Child Protective Services employees falsified documents, lied to prosecutors and failed to intervene in hundreds of cases in which children died.
Dexheimer said he once threatened to file a theft charge against the Dallas Police Department because they cashed his check for records but were slow-walking the request. They and other high-ranking officials, including the governor and lieutenant governor, were implicated in a scheme to pass legislation favorable to Houston financier Frank W.
Sharp in return for stock offerings.Systems Theory/Open/Closed System Structure.
From Wikibooks, open books for an open world Systems Theory. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Systems Theory. Open Systems. A system that interfaces and interacts with its environment, by receiving inputs from and delivering outputs to the outside, is called an open system.
Open access (OA) refers to research outputs which are distributed online and free of cost or other barriers, and possibly with the addition of a Creative Commons license to promote reuse. Open access can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed academic journal articles, conference papers, theses, book chapters, and monographs.
The organizational systems in both the open and the closed prison are effective in regards to the type of prisoners housed. Open prisons have a more.
A thermodynamic system is a group of contents Another example of a closed system is a bomb calorimeter, a type of constant-volume calorimeter used in measuring the heat of combustion of a particular reaction.
Electrical energy travels across the boundary to produce a spark between the electrodes and initiates combustion.
Closed systems. The GNU General Public License has served a major role in the way people think of programs today.
The GNU, or simply GPL is originally written by Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Closed-loop systems have many advantages over open-loop systems. The primary advantage of a closed-loop feedback control system is its ability to reduce a system’s sensitivity to external disturbances, for example opening of the dryer door, giving the system a more robust control as any changes in the feedback signal will result in.