The way I roll

By RUDY CHEEKS  |  March 16, 2011

. . . to Steve Stycos, newly elected member of the Cranston City Council (Ward 1), who has apparently opened up a can of worms because of his firm belief in government transparency (what is he — some sort of pinko nutcase?). Here I must tell you that Steve Stycos is a longtime colleague and friend, responsible for some of the finest investigative reporting to ever grace the pages of this newspaper. An enthusiastic supporter of Steve's campaign for City Council — I also live in Ward 1 — it would not be inaccurate to say that I am thoroughly biased in Councilman Stycos's favor. Steve thinks that Cranston taxpayers should have full access to records of various claims against the city for property damage caused by city snowplows or potholes. He considers this to be in the public record. But the rest of the council and other city bureaucrats think that this should be "privileged information." What do you think, fellow citizens?

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