A local government agency’s website is ”home base” for how it organizes the way it wants to involve residents in local decision-making. How transparent and accessible is information about public meetings? Can community members easily find the issues they care about and sign up for updates? Many agencies have the ability to improve the functionality of their website with the tools they have in hand now. Others may want to investigate new features or services. Use these articles and case studies to find out more.
This document provides checklists and guidance for posting information in categories such as Decision-Making, Finance and Human Resources, Permits and Zoning, Elected Officials, News and more. Click here to see the PDF and related articles featuring the City of Bell.
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