Bee to hold public records seminar for readers

The Sacramento Bee will host a seminar this month to help readers understand how they can obtain information kept by government agencies.

The event, titled “Your Right to Know,” will take place Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Sacramento Bee, 2100 Q St., Sacramento.

In the first hour, panelists will explain state and federal public information laws and share strategies for dealing with agencies that refuse to provide records. During the last half-hour, readers can meet with reporters, editors and open-records experts to ask questions about how they can obtain public information.

Media law experts Karl Olson and Terry Francke are among those expected to attend.

The event is free, but readers must obtain a ticket at www.sacbee.com/vip.