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The Hartford City Council passed an ordinance during its December 8 meeting that would create a three-member freedom of information advisory board for the city, to foster compliance with state freedom of information rules. The ordinance is an amendment to Chapter 2, Article V of the city’s municipal code.

But who has the authority to appoint the membership of the board? The question, and the seemingly hesitant behavior of city officials surrounding these issues, points to an ongoing saga of confusion over how the executive and legislative branches of city government ought to work together since the establishment of a strong mayor system.

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