Cities Receive Grades for Web Transparency during Sunshine Week
Arizona cities that were recently evaluated by the Sunshine Review received high marks for their Web transparency. The cities of Chandler
and Surprise both received an A+. Both cities have received a perfect standing for consecutive years. Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix and Tucson
received an A and Gilbert, Glendale and Tucson received Bs on their transparency. To view the evaluations chart,
Sunshine Review is a nonprofit organization that reviews government websites for information about budgets, meetings, lobbying, financial
audits, contracts, academic performance, public records and taxes.
The group conducts a website evaluation based on a 10-point Transparency Checklist that measures the availability and comprehensiveness of
the site's content. Editors looked at content available on government websites against what should be provided.
The Sunny Awards announcement preludes the launch of "Sunshine Week," March 10-16, a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the
importance of open government and freedom of information.
Sunshine Review is a nonprofit organization dedicated to state and local government transparency. Sunshine Review collaborates with
individuals and organizations throughout America in the cause of an informed citizenry and a transparent government. Since 2008,
Sunshine Review has analyzed the websites of all 50 states and more than 6,000 state and local entities. For more information,
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