What a Difference a New Council Makes

Three of our five candidates for City Council this election cycle ran on platforms that featured transparency in local government as a clarion call, and all three were elected. At tonight’s first post-installation Council formal meeting, we can see the difference this new Council makes: after a fifteen-minute discussion, Council voted to increase email retention from only thirty days to two years. As if in time for Sunshine Week, this puts our city in the forefront of progressive (aka ‘good government’) cities with regard to public records access. What a difference a new Council makes!