A government oversight organization, Sunshine Review, has given out an A+ grade.
Monday, January 21
From a press release: The Cobb County School District has earned an A+ rating for public transparency from Sunshine Review, a citizen-run, national nonprofit organization focused on government oversight. Since 2008, the organization has analyzed more than 6,000 state and local government websites for ease of access to public information, grading each on a 10-point transparency checklist. The Cobb County School District website met all 10 of the organization’s standards for accountability, including access to information regarding taxes, budgeting, meeting records and minutes, elected officials, contacts for administrators, contracts, audits, academic information, background checks and procedures for records requests. The transparency …
The county government's online presence has been recognized by an open government advocacy group.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Cobb County government website has just received a third “Sunny” award, honoring it as one of the best sites for government transparency in the nation. Only eight other websites in Georgia earned the recognition by Sunshine Review, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting open government. The organization reviewed about 6,000 sites and only 214 across the nation won. “The Sunny Awards recognizes governments that are doing an exemplary job at proactively disclosing information to taxpayers,” said Michael Barnhart, president of Sunshine Review. “There are so many organizations and associations that highlight what is wrong with government. We at Sunshine Review are proud to acknowledge those who are doing it right and setting a transparency …