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Using Technology to Promote Transparency in City Government
National League of Cities, July 2010


This guide looks at a variety of examples from around the country that use technology to increase transparency. Cities around the country have been employing various methods to increase transparency in their day-to-day practices for years. From broad engines of information like city websites to more focused tools that display a city’s expenditures, cities have been looking for ways to better engage their constituencies. Transparency helps make cities more accountable to their constituents. Informing citizens of key decisions and the reasons behind them actively engages the citizenry and promotes the concept of the whole community becoming more closely involved in city decision-making processes.

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