If you like to follow along with the action the city’s elected officials have made it much easier.
Officials recently started to post the entire agenda packet for council meetings online for whomever is interested.
Before, the information was shared strictly with city officials and the news media.
But now, anyone who wants to know the details of what council members are discussing can download all of the background and supporting documents.
Mayor Joseph Peterson said the change was made to enhance the city’s goal of being fully transparent and open.
City Councilwoman Sheri Sutherby-Fricke agreed and asked that the information be posted in a highly visible spot on the city’s website to make it as easy as possible for people to find.
The packet typically is made available mid-day Fridays and can be found here.
A disclaimer on the city's site now informs people that any material they submit for a council meeting will be posted online.
"All communications, records, or any other information submitted to the City Clerk's office to be placed on the City Council agenda will be treated as a public record, and will be placed upon the city website," it reads.
Council meetings occur at 7 p.m. Mondays on the second floor of