More City Transparency: Council Posts Agenda Packets Online, Finally (Mississippi)

In a step toward compliance with state law, and the latest in a series of steps to generate transparency in local government, the Jackson City Council posted its agenda packet for next week's meeting online: a first for the Jackson municipal government. Those documents are the back-up materials that council members get for discussions during meetings.

"People want to be able to see primary source documents because the Internet and technology make it so easy to see primary source documents," Council President Melvin Priester Jr. told the Jackson Free Press during an interview in March about transparency.  Continue…