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No More Excuses to Avoid Online Transparency

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South Carolina local governments who do not post public spending records online no longer have any excuse for avoiding transparency, according to Aiken City Manager Roger LeDuc. LeDuc said during a recent press conference announcing Aiken’s new online transparency system the city’s methods can be copied by other South Carolina municipalities. Hear him say it yourself in the short video below.

“This is a process that can be duplicated,” said LeDuc.

LeDuc said it took one city employee a little more than a week to build the framework for the website. Now that the system is in place it takes virtually no effort to keep the data current.

Aiken joins the cities of Cayce, Irmo, Myrtle Beach, and Turbeville as well as Anderson, Charleston and Dorchester counties as South Carolina’s first municipalities with active online transparency websites.


Written by Bryan Cox

August 6, 2009 at 11:48 pm

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  1. Some towns you cannot even get this information with a FOIA request, so way to go Aiken let’s get this in place everywhere..


    August 9, 2009 at 12:10 am

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