Email Transparency Efforts Backfire in Gainesville, Fla.

(TNS) — GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mayor Lauren Poe and other city officials in this college town spent part of their day on July 18 exchanging emails about proposed development projects, replying to resident complaints, discussing changes to local laws and more.

Anyone with an Internet connection could follow along. The city posts their emails online.

Then they faced an angry crowd at a city commission meeting, many of whom were upset about the email system. (Read more here…)