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Posted at 1:52 PM ET, 01/14/2011

NCPC plans to be more open

By David Alpert

The National Capital Planning Commission is working on an Open Government Plan, to "increase transparency, public participation, and collaboration."

You can vote on their various ideas at an interactive site. Ideas include putting online more of the plans that are under review, live streaming meetings, creating an online platform for people to collaboratively suggest changes to plans, and using more social media.

NCPC is one of many boards in DC which review proposed projects. Each group has varying levels of openness for various elements of the process. I'd like to see all project review boards strive for a basic level of transparency for all of their decisions:

[Continue reading David Alpert's post at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By David Alpert  | January 14, 2011; 1:52 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., Local blog network, development  
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