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Arkansas Policy Recommendations: Political Transparency

By Caleb Taylor

How can Arkansas counties improve their political transparency?

In their latest research, “Arkansas Policy Recommendations: Political Transparency,” ACRE Policy Analysts Joyce Ajayi and Dr. Mavuto Kalulu discuss how county elected officials can improve the transparency of their quorum court meetings.

Ajayi and Kalulu begin by noting that some Arkansas counties still don’t publish the time and place of their quorum court meetings online.

Ajayi and Kalulu write:

  • Every county should publish its quorum court meeting notices, agendas, and minutes online.
  • Every county should publish this information on its own website and/or through a public-facing platform such as Facebook or Arkansas.gov.
  • Videos of quorum court meetings should be published on the county website or on a public-facing platform such as Facebook or YouTube.
  • Where resources allow, videos should be livestreamed so Arkansans who cannot attend in person are able to watch in real time.

You can read the full report here.

You can read the entire third edition of “Access Arkansas: County Web Transparency” by Ajayi and Kalulu here.

For more of our research on transparency, go here.