TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT
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TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT - PROBLEM BRIEFING
Open Government, Transparency, and Accountability
What could be more important than trust in our local government? Efforts to provide transparency are what builds trust.
Lack of transparency in our local government was recently brought into the spotlight during the Pedestrian Bridge discussion, where a feasibility study conducted by FDOT recommending against building the bridge was never disclosed to the public. Even after a formal records request was made to the Village, this document was not disclosed. Councilman Henry Rosenthal discovered this document through a records request submitted to FDOT.
So, it appears we have a transparency problem with governance in the Village and the Pedestrian Bridge debacle illustrates the point.
Perhaps the most important goal of the Islamorada Community Alliance is to assure that our local government becomes more transparent, participatory and a collaboration with the residents. We need to know what’s happening and get more involved in local decisions that impact our community before it’s too late!
Here is the short list of transparency issues we have identified:
Through open government efforts, the ICA aims to assure our Village government: