Maury officials resolve to have more transparency

Maury officials resolve to have more transparency


COLUMBIA (AP) - Officials in Maury County say they are resolved to have more transparency in 2013.

The Daily Herald 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.

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