For Immediate Release
March 23, 2010
Innovation & Technology
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Geri Joyce Killarney
The City of Boston was recently awarded a distinguished e-Government Award from Common Cause. Common Cause of Massachusetts released its annual survey findings of municipal websites and presented the City of Boston with a 2010 e-Government Award with Distinction at a ceremony at the Massachusetts Sate House on March 16, 2010. Awards are given to cities and towns who post their important records online and provide government transparency and foster citizen participation.
The City of Boston has made tremendous strides in government transparency, providing access to meeting minutes, agendas and budget information. The City Council comprehensive agenda and minutes are posted online dating back to 2001 on the City’s website. The Boards & Commission information is located on the City Clerk web page; information is provided for members, meetings and agendas. The City has also developed a very powerful shared web calendar that incorporates public meetings and integrates with users’ email clients.
“Our e-government platform is very conducive to making government information including performance metrics and government business, open and transparent to our citizens. We encourage and support citizen engagement“, Bill Oates, Chief Information Officer, City of Boston.