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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – These days, most city residents don’t ask, they demand transparency in their government. In Johns Creek, the City Council and staff have taken the professional approach to try … more
Open meetings laws are designed to provide citizens access to decisions that affect their lives. Whether it’s a new park, road improvements or how much you pay in property taxes, the law … more
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – It’s rare when Alpharetta’s new City Hall brims to capacity for a council meeting. But last September more than 80 people filled the room to have their say … more
MILTON, Ga. – Milton puts an emphasis on its transparency, a practice evident on the city’s website. The city provides notices, agendas and information packets that include relevant documents for … more
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – In Appen News Media’s foray into civic transparency among North Fulton’s cities, it was not our intent to make it a comparative analysis and rank the cities. But having said … more
ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell provides key information to residents in an easy to find and digest format on its city website. Contact and background information on every public and elected official is … more
Though Georgia’s Sunshine Laws are designed to provide for a more transparent government, often city and county governments will stonewall open records requests for information they would rather … more
“If I had to choose between a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” –Thomas Jefferson I just … more
Do you receive a lot of information these days? I do, and a great portion of it is pure junk. Hogwash. I am referring to emails that purport to contain a speech or column made by some prominent … more
During many metro Atlanta and North Georgia government meetings, you can often find self-described citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale in the back with her video camera recording the … more
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