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Forsyth County is setting the bar high for transparency. The public has numerous ways to reach elected officials from traditional methods like email and telephone, but also through the recently … more
The City of Cumming has made strides in the past few years on becoming more transparent. The city’s website has new sections that highlight city news, such as articles and photo galleries from … more
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
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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