Posts Tagged ‘cities’

  • 21 June 2012

    U.S. Mayors Form Open Government Initiative

    An “Open Government Innovation Partnership” is being formed by mayors in the United States. A task force of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, chaired by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, developed the initiative. The goal is “to help build an ecosystem that will help cities advance and prioritize innovation to improve government.” In a resolution, […]

  • 15 June 2012

    Chinese Cities Lack Fiscal Transparency, Study Shows

    Most Chinese cities lack fiscal transparency, according to a survey conducted by Tsinghua University and described in a Xinhua article. Only seven of the 81 city governments met the basic requirements on fiscal transparency, according to the survey released June 12.  Xinhua reported: The survey examined the 2010 fiscal disclosures of four municipalities as well […]

  • 15 June 2012

    Reports Examine Access Issues in Chilean Cities

     Two reports have been prepared addressing transparency in Chilean cities. A report entitled “Challenge of Transparency in Municipalities,” prepared by the lawyer Daniela Cañas, provides a comprehensive analysis of the causes and problems of transparency in municipalities. The report “Barriers of Access to Public Information City 2012” was done by Pro Acceso Foundation and studies […]