Vision Internet led the project which incorporated best practices from the Sunshine Review’s “10-point transparency checklist.”
The website now provides information on the annual city budget, financial statements, investments, compensation data for city officials and staff, city council policies, and statements of economic interests for city officials. The website can also be translated into any language using Google Translate.
Free public access computers are available at city facilities for residents without internet access.
“The city of Bell, with the assistance of the League, Institute for Local Government, International City/County Management Association and California City Management Foundation, has come a long way in the past two years to correct the illegal practices carried out by its former city manager and others,” said Chris McKenzie, League executive director. “I am proud of the work they have done and look forward to the continuation of effective and positive management in the ‘new’ city of Bell.”