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Old 01-24-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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Watchdog group: Atlanta fails when it comes to spending transparency | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Atlanta is ranked with Detriot and St. Louis as having some of the worst transparency. Most other cities have things like open comprehensive, one-stop, one-click budget accountability and accessibility including full checkbook listing of all city transactions including vendor posted online and "311" service you can call for non-emergency issues. At the top are Chicago, New York, San Fran.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Watchdog group: Atlanta fails when it comes to spending transparency | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Atlanta is ranked with Detriot and St. Louis as having some of the worst transparency. Most other cities have things like open comprehensive, one-stop, one-click budget accountability and accessibility including full checkbook listing of all city transactions including vendor posted online and "311" service you can call for non-emergency issues. At the top are Chicago, New York, San Fran.
So very liberal cities are at the top?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Watchdog group: Atlanta fails when it comes to spending transparency | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Atlanta is ranked with Detriot and St. Louis as having some of the worst transparency. Most other cities have things like open comprehensive, one-stop, one-click budget accountability and accessibility including full checkbook listing of all city transactions including vendor posted online and "311" service you can call for non-emergency issues. At the top are Chicago, New York, San Fran.
That may be true, but for parts of the metro it isn't true. Several counties in the Atlanta metro won an award for transparency in 2012, for example:

Cherokee County, Georgia GA A+
Canton, Georgia GA A+
Cobb County, Georgia GA A+
Clayton County, Georgia GA A+
Fulton County, Georgia GA A+
Gwinnett County, Georgia GA A-
Richmond County, Georgia GA A-
Rockdale County, Georgia GA A-

Read more: 2012 Sunny Awards - Sunshine Review
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