Thursday, March 16, 2006

Few Mass. cities post key records online

Only 23 of the 351 municipalities in Massachusetts post six essential public records on their Web sites, a survey by the Massachusetts Campaign for Open Government revealed this week. The survey examined the Internet presence of all Massachusetts cities and towns in during February and March. It found that of the 308 municipalities that have some presence on the Internet, just 23 post six essential public records: the governing body’s agenda; the governing body’s minutes; fiscal year 2006 budget information; the municipality’s bylaws, code or ordinances; and, if applicable, town meeting warrant and town meeting results.

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