Highly encouraging Emerald City news this morning from Cathy McKitrick, of the Salt Lake Tribune:
A group of Ogden residents have launched the Ogden Ethics Project, not to endorse this season’s growing slate of municipal candidates, they say, but to promote open and fair government.Spearheaded by government watchdog Dan Schroeder, the Ogden Ethics Project gathered inspiration from Utahns for Ethical Government (UEG), a state-wide organization that unsuccessfully pushed ballot initiatives in recent years.Read the full story here:
OEP's 5/26/11 press release, which arrived in our own WCF email inbox earlier this morning:
Ogden Ethics Project's online efforts so far, check out their web and blog sites:
2011 Ogden City Municipal Election Season already heating up, it's great to know that a blue ribbon panel of prominent and well respected local folks like Mary Hall, Dorrene Jeske, Deb Badger, Jock Glidden, Thom Kuehls and David Smith will be keeping their eyes peeled for election shenanigans (among other things).
Update 5/26/11 1:00 p.m.: Attention Facebook fans. The Ogden Ethics Project is now an active Facebook community organization:
"like" button, eh? (Can't hurt; and might help in spreading the word, no?)
Update 5/27/11 8:00 a.m.: The Standard is now carrying Scott Schwebke's version of this story too: