Tickets now on sale

Tickets are now available for the 2020 Dixon Virtual Event. Click here to purchase your tickets. Tickets are $60 each, which includes a one-year membership to FOG or $30 for just the virtual event attendance. Tables of 14 are available for $600.  All proceeds benefit the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, a 501(c)(3) New Read More …

Judge’s ruling disappointing

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) is disappointed with Judge Joshua Allison’s determination today in the case NM Restaurant Association, et al., v. NM Department of Health, et al.D-202-CV-2020-04272. FOG believes that providing the public with access to information about the workings of government results in better government. The Inspection of Public Records Read More …

2020 Nominations for Dixon Awards

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award – given to those who believe in government transparency at the state or local level – and who have made significant contributions to casting sunshine (transparency) on government operations in New Mexico.  (See Read More …

Sunshine in government

by Morgan Smith, FOG member Back on November 7, 1972 Colorado’s voters passed Colorado Initiative 9, better known as the Colorado Sunshine Law, a citizen approved statute that requires that any state or local governmental body that meets to discuss public business or to take formal action do so in meetings that are open to Read More …

PERA admits to OMA violation

An attorney for the state’s Public Employee Retiree Association admitted the board violated the Open Meetings Act at its May meeting. The admission came in response to a compliant FOG filed with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Wednesday. See the letter here In a letter addressed to the Attorney General, PERA Attorney John Read More …

Finding solutions together

by Susan Boe The COVID-19  crisis has shown how quickly life can change.  But it also has shown how much we need one another, that we are a community, looking out for one another, taking care of one another and being responsible for and to one another.  Because of that commitment to our neighbors, we Read More …