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Bettendorf Scored an "A" in the 2016 Quad City Times Article, Do the Quad Cities Make the Grade?

POSTED: March 16, 2016

In today’s Quad City Times, there was an article titled Do the Quad-Cities Make the Grade? The article explained that the Quad-City Times filed several requests under the open records laws in Iowa/Illinois with five cities and two counties. This article was in observance of Sunshine Week, which is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. The Quad City Times developed a report card from their findings and the City of Bettendorf scored an A!!

Some of the comments mentioned in the article were that the City’s website was user-friendly and packed with information, City Council agendas/minutes, which dated back to 1999, were accessible from the home page, and the City’s budget was outlined in an easy to navigate document. Also mentioned was the Freedom of Information Act requests were returned within three business days by city staff, and follow-up scanned documents were received within two days.

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