Today, the Marin County Grand Jury gave many local government agencies a painful report card when it comes to online transparency.
According to the report, 126 local agencies were audited: 12 municipalities, 19 school districts, 64 special districts, 30 joint powers authorities (JPAs), and 1 rail district.
59 local agencies improved their websites, and 34 received a grade of B- or better.
27 local agencies have no website: 19 special districts and 8 joint powers authorities (JPAs).
(Note: of the 19 special districts mentioned, many are County Service Area agencies, or other non-special district organizations.)
In the report, Streamline Web was mentioned as an effective, inexpensive website solution for local agencies. We know managing a website hasn't always been an easy task, and we're committed to making it easy (and even fun!) to be transparent online.