The Importance of Government Transparency in Local Governments

Government transparency is a key cornerstone of local government activity that promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their government is doing. OpenMeeting makes it easy to do exactly that.

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Public Display

Our Public Display feature simplifies your communication with your citizens. Not only are they able to hear the audio from your legislative board meeting, but also video and visual elements make it easier for them to understand and follow everything that’s going on. These aids help in-person and remotely, so everyone is able to be involved in the meeting. This provides further governement transparency.

Meeting Manager

Municipal leaders follow the sentiment that government transparency is crucial, and they understand that citizens desire information and easy access to that information. OpenMeeting keeps perfect meeting records with our Meeting Manager tool. This allows for more flexibility for your clerk, plus citizens are able to easily access logs of past meetings to find any meeting information they might be looking for.

Discussion Manager

The Board Chair sets the tone for the meeting and needs to lead the board through the meeting in the most productive and efficient way possible. Discussion Manager enables the Board Chair to maintain order and manage the meeting discussion fairly and effectively. Requests to speak are sent via the Discussion Manager where they can be approved by the Chair and displayed automatically for all to see in the order the requests come in. This lets your community know who’s currently speaking and who will be next to speak, allowing your board to maintain their transparency.

Member App

Accessible from almost any device, the Member App speeds up slow procedural processes and facilitates orderly discussion, saving valuable time and making meetings more productive. When your board votes using OpenMeeting, the results are tabulated and displayed immediately with all details of the vote recorded behind the scenes automatically. Everything is clear and accountable for your citizens, and the time it saves busy board members is invaluable.

OpenMeeting is an effective and efficient way for municipalities to practice strong government transparency in their community. It can help you build trust with your citizens, by providing audio, visual, and records from past meetings. The visual aspects help guide meetings for everyone involved, plus citizens are able to view board meetings no matter where they are, as long as they have an internet connection. 

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Ready to modernize your legislative meetings? Talk to one of our experts and see if OpenMeeting is a fit for you.