Letter To The Editor: Why Is The City Of Laramie So Secretive?

Dear Editor, So far the city has refused to answer [my questions] and they have not shown me the law where they are not required to answer these questions.

September 13, 20232 min read

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Dear Editor:

Some time ago, I wrote some Public Records Act Requests to the city, to ask some basic financial information about the city, that I thought should be basic and open knowledge.

I asked the city how many bank accounts they use, what is the balance in the accounts, and who the signatories are on the bank accounts. The government has no problem asking people these questions and demanding answers.

So far the city has refused to answer and they have not shown me the law where they are not required to answer these questions.

The beginning of all conspiracy theories, from the shooting of JFK to the present day, is the result of the lack of government transparency. If we had transparency and full disclosure in government bodies, conspiracy theories would be a thing of the past.

Probably by now, you're coming up with a few of your own conspiracy theories about the city finances.

Here's a few for starters:

Does the City of Laramie have more money than they publicly acknowledge?

Does the City of Laramie receive money from unauthorized or questionable sources?

Does the City of Laramie disburse money to people or projects they are not authorized to?

Remember friends, the money that the City of Laramie has, does not belong to the city, it belongs to you. The city is the trustee of that money, for the benefit of the people of Laramie.

So maybe you should make a few phone calls and see what is going on.

Who knows, maybe you'll get some real answers.

Good luck.

Tom Schmit

Laramie, Wyoming

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