Indicators proposed by Steve Clift (@democracy)

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Stephen Buckley

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Aug 6, 2012, 1:53:29 PM8/6/12
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My old "PUBPOL-L listserv" friend (circa early 1990s), Steve Clift has
drafted some indicators (i.e., "yes/no" metrics) for objective
assessment of Open Government activities, events, programs, etc. He's
developing it for the U.S. League of Women Voters.

He's looking for feedback and I really would like to talk about them
here, in a forum more suited to a longer and more lasting group-
discussion (vs. a few fleeting comments on Steve's blog).

I think that some of these (below) are redundant and can be combined.
What do think?

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Indicators Summary

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Representation

1. Elected Officials Directory – Full contact information for all
elected officials including direct e-mail address provided online

2. Election Information – A comprehensive collection of election and
candidate information for voters.

3. Council Member/Mayor Web Site Section and Social Media Links


Decision-Making

4. Electronic Notification – Option for public meetings available.

5. Meeting Documents – All official public meeting documents online
before the meeting

6. Public Meeting Webcasts – Live and On-Demand


Engagement

7. Direct E-Mail/Web Form Contact – Response Time Test

8. Public Online Engagement – Hosted two-way public exchange and/or
policy support for government officials and civil servant use of
social media in official work


Information

9. Transparency – Key government information and accountability
resources online

10. Government Spending – Detailed spending information reported
regularly online

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For background information from Steve's blog-post, go to
http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/1567

best,
Stephen Buckley
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