What Is The Public's Right To Know?

Does the public need to know the details of a $95 million deal to preserve the 82,000-acre Hearst Ranch on California's Central Coast?
April 19, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The Hearst Foundation is pressuring California to approve a $95 million deal for preservation of the Hearst Ranch on California's Central Coast. "Along California's incomparable coast, there is no property more spectacular than Hearst Ranch. Stretching for 18 miles along Highway 1, it is renowned for its shoreline bluffs and ocean views." But details of the plan are sketchy, and a confidentiality agreements prevents state officials from revealing more. An L.A. Times commentary argues that "before the state agrees to the deal, the public must get answers to some critical questions..."

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Published on Sunday, April 18, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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