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.

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Text messages from Jacksonville council members deepen questions over Sunshine Law violations

New text messages from Jacksonville City Council members obtained by The Florida Times-Union reveal the president of the firefighters’ union relayed communications between council members during a meeting last month as he worked behind-the-scenes to sway a vote, which is prohibited by Florida’s open government law.

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