March 16, 2013 (San Diego)--Mayor Bob Filner has launched the City’s first ever Open Government web pages. The newly created web pages are another step by Mayor Filner to provide easier access to documents the public has a right to and need to know.
“The public has a right to know what their government is doing, and why,” said Mayor Filner. “This information will help make it easier for the public to participate and find documents.”
The Open Government homepage http://www.sandiego.gov/opengov/ includes contact information and links for the public to make online payments, sign up for email updates and access online city services. It also makes it easier for the public to find information about participating in their government.
The Required Document Postings page includes information that is required by two of the most recent City-wide ballot measures, Prop A and Prop B.
Prop A requires that all city construction contracts valued at more than $25,000 be posted on the City's website in a searchable format. Prop B requires that the City post the amount paid to each City retiree for the preceding calendar year.
Additionally, the Sunshine Act that was passed last November requires City contracts for goods and services to be posted online by July 2013. “We have already started posting this information ahead of schedule,” said Mayor Filner.
Other postings include a weekly listing of litigation and neighborhood construction project tracking, City employee compensation and labor agreements.
Mayor Filner and the Open Government Office are putting their words into action in furtherance of open government and Sunshine Week.