Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sussex County Press release

Sussex County begins posting weekly Council documents online for public viewing

Georgetown, Del., July 17, 2012: Sussex County is taking another step toward improving government transparency and the public’s right to know.


County Administrator Todd F. Lawson on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, announced that beginning this week, the public will be able to view and download a weekly package of documents that correspond with the various business items on each week’s Sussex County Council agenda. Up until recently, the weekly packets have been available to members of the media and Council leaders only, and only in paper form.


By making the packets digital, the information – which will join agendas, minutes and Council audios on the County website – will be available to anyone with an Internet connection.


“This is about improving access and transparency to the public,” Mr. Lawson said. “The public wants to understand what their government leaders are doing. We believe, by making these documents available each week, anyone attending or watching Council meetings will have a greater understanding of the issues before Council and how they arrive at their decisions.”


The digital packets will be posted each week County Council has a scheduled meeting. Packets will be available by midday on Mondays, the day before Council holds its weekly meeting. Packets will be in PDF form, and can be viewed and downloaded by going to the Agendas & Minutes section of the County website, at www.sussexcountyde.gov/docs/agendasminutes.

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