Always sunny in...Naperville?

Always sunny in...Naperville?

Posted by Kerry Lester on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 11:31

Democratic Congressman Bill Foster delivered a House floor tribute to the city of Naperville, also his home town, for winning a “Sunny Award” for transparency from the Sunlight Foundation.

“Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I rise today to congratulate the city of Naperville, Illinois on its “Sunny Award” for local government transparency. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once said, “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants,” and I believe this statement applies to all forms of government,” Foster said.

The “Sunny Award,” awarded by the Sunshine Review, honors the most transparent government websites in the nation. The organization found that the Naperville website contained comprehensive information on meetings, elected and administrative officials, audits, lobbying, public records, contracts, taxes, and the budget. A portion of Naperville’s website is also solely dedicated to letting residents know how their tax dollars are being spent.

Sunny awards were given to 247 of the 7,000 government websites that were ranked during “Sunshine Week,” a period of national recognition among civic organizations and the media for achievements in open government.

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