The Citizens’ Sunshine Ordinance, an independent citizens’ group in Berkeley which has nothing to do with sunshine, recently submitted a government ordinance to the Berkeley City Council that would make all city records, except those otherwise protected by law, available to the public Six Reasons Why movies .

Basically what this means is that Berkeley will save a lotta clams by curtailing the number of citizen lawsuits that happen to be in vogue now. Essentially, it’s like putting that gigantic “smoking kills” warning on the packet of cigarettes, so you can’t go knocking on the door of Marlboro when you’re smoking through your throat. When everyone knows the rules and procedures, they can be enforced without lawsuits, and disputes can be settled at the local, rather than federal, level.

The Planet lists some of the features of the Citizens’ Sunshine Ordinance: read more »