New transparency measures, including the creation of a public records advocate position, demonstrate the city's commitment to honesty and accountability.
On July 9, the city of Riverside, Calif., announced new measures to increase transparency of government operations. The new measures will make it easier for citizens to find information and understand their city, according to a press release (PDF).
The new measures include:
“Riverside has been a statewide leader on government transparency, and we are kicking it up a notch,” Mayor Rusty Bailey stated in the press release. “There’s a direct connection between transparency and trust in local government, and we’re continuing our commitment to that cause.”
According to the city, EngageRiverside hosts more than 4 million pages of public records, meeting minutes and financial information.