I have brought up on multiple occasions to City Council, both in and out of their public meetings, that the full text of proposed ordinances on the City Council agenda should be posted on the Internet prior to the meeting. The City Clerk has said that this is too much work for her office. City Council has not placed a priority on increasing transparency.
Boston’s City Council passed a transparency act, reports PolitickerMA:
The Boston City Council passed a proposal on Wednesday that would require the all city commissions and boards to post their membership, meetings, agendas and minutes online for public consumption. The proposal was introduced by Councilor Sam Yoon and sought to make city government more transparent. It passed unanimously. “Today’s vote is a common sense first step toward government that answers to the people, not to prosecutors’ indictments,” Yoon, of Dorchester, said in a statement. “We should use the internet to bring City Hall out in the open and make it more accountable.”