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City Of San Diego May Have Open Government Department

Mayor elect Bob Filner told KPBS Evening Edition that he intends to fulfill his campaign promise for a more transparent government by creating a department dedicated to open government. Filner named former San Diego city council member Donna Frye to head the department. Donna Frye talks to KPBS Evening Edition about her long-time advocacy for government transparency.


Donna Frye, former San Diego City councilmember

San Diego Mayor-Elect Bob Filner hasn't always been specific about how he's going to achieve his goals for the city. But there is one thing Filner has been very clear about -- he wants to create a new city department dedicated to 'open government.' Its aim is to help citizens have access to more information, more quickly about city business and government decisions. The person named to head the new department is a long-time advocate of open city government -- former San Diego City Councilmember Donna Frye.

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