News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Wayside Furniture

Genie of Fairview Door Company


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


State audit finds Cuyahoga wanting when it comes to transparency
Cuyahoga responds it's being penalized for trying to do more, not less
Story by KELSEY LEYVA AND JO INGLES


 
In The Region:

A just-released audit of how local governments handle public records requests is harshly critical of northeast Ohio’s largest county.

State Auditor David Yost says Cuyahoga County had problems keeping consistent request logs and providing proof that employees attended ublic-records training.

Cuyahoga County law director Majeed Makhlouf  says the county violated no state laws and tries to do more than is required.

LISTEN: MAKHLOUF on Cuyahoga's defense

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:16)


“It is unfortunate that the message that the state auditor is sending to local communities is that they should do the absolute bare minimum, and that if they try to do more and go above and beyond the call of duty that they will be criticized on how they’re doing that.”

Makhlouf says Cuyahoga County appreciates all suggestions to improve records access.

Auditor Yost says about 40 percent of the governments audited failed the transparency test.

LISTEN: Yost on transparency
Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download
(0:22)

“We see so many people in local government fighting to maintain and further that transparency. But we also see places where the door’s being shut, the curtain’s are being drawn. And that’s just wrong. When government is not open, but is close, it’s a short path for a government to become our master instead of our servant.”

In all, Yost’s office sampled 20 cities and counties. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Massive pipeline planned to pump Ohio shale products to Texas
This needs stopped. Ohioans pay the price, putting up with pollution, leaks, explosions, and the top one percent profit from exporting fracked product to China.

National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University