COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - Officials in Maury County say they are resolved to have more transparency in 2013.
The Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/Wc7tX0) reports county Mayor Jim Bailey said his plans include posting county audits online, disclosing taxpayer-funded lobbying associations, adding provisions on making requests for public information and drafting agendas for meetings.
The effort comes after several complaints that the commission isn't open enough - and an admission that a committee of the commission didn't give adequate public notice of a meeting, which had to be repeated after a citizen complaint about secrecy.
Commissioner Scott Cepicky has said a serious attempt at transparency would make many citizen complaints moot.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.columbiadailyherald.com
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