Provide information relevant to the residents of Rumney, NH regarding:
- Your right to know where your tax dollars go
- Issues which impact the taxpayers and residents of Rumney
- Openness in the conduct of public business
Part I, Article 8 of the New Hampshire Constitution reads:
“All power residing originally in, and being derived from, the people, all the magistrates and officers of government are their substitutes and agents, and at all times accountable to them. Government, therefore, should be open, accessible, accountable, and responsive. To that end, the public’s right of access to governmental proceedings and records shall not be unreasonably restricted.”
This broad statement of public policy is further defined in NH RSA 91-A known as the Right to Know Law.
The right to know law (RSA 91-A:1) states:
“Openness in the conduct of public business is essential to a democratic society. The purpose of this chapter is to ensure both the greatest possible public access to the actions, discussions and records of all public bodies, and their accountability to the people.”
To bring a greater awareness to the Rumney community of the actions of our local government.
We believe that whenever someone advocates for transparency and full disclosure by shining light on the activities of local government officials, that information serves to help voters make informed decisions.
David & Elise Saad