I am glad that the people of Searcy finally have the opportunity to see how their money is being spent without having to wait for days & pay for their own copies of the city budget.
Incidentally, posting the city budget online was one of many of my transparency proposals during my 2010 campaign for city council. Of course the incumbent officials said this was impractical, too expensive, etc., so the work has been left to good citizens who want to hold their representatives accountable.
Thanks to their work, the voters now have access to their city’s finances–at least for this year.
Nicholas Horton is the Editor of The Arkansas Patriot & former Searcy City Council candidate. In his spare time, he volunteers for various political causes. Contact Nicholas at firstname.lastname@example.org & follow him on Twitter.