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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-6
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  November 5, 2012
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY

WHEREAS: The option to view all city sponsored committee minutes online is increasingly in demand for residents to remain civically engaged and informed on the proceedings of their municipal government; and
   
WHEREAS: Minutes of some committee hearings are only available through a public records request through the Law Department for a fee; and
   

WHEREAS:

Granting residents, property owners and the media the ability to view the minutes of city-sponsored committee hearings online such as the E-gov Committee, most of which are held during the day, is a key component to building on Cambridge's record of government transparency and accessibility; now therefore be it
 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Law Department, the Chief Information Officer of the Information Technology Department and any other relevant departments to evaluate the feasibility of ensuring all city-sponsored committee hearing minutes are available online and report back to the City Council. 
    

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