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#335 Launching

Local government bodies hold thousands of public meetings every day, but the vast majority receive no media coverage and produce minimal records. And these important spaces for democracy go unwatched. Long story short, your city officials are making big decisions. makes it easy to keep tabs by scraping, standardizing and sharing information on public meetings at the city and county-level in Chicago and Detroit—all in one central location.

This new website complements City Bureau’s two-year-old Documenters program, which has been training and paying members of the public to document public governance meetings in Chicago since 2016. You don’t need to be a Documenter to use the site, but all are welcome to apply and join its community of civic-minded Chicagoans.

RSVP required Braintree now requires all attendees to RSVP beforehand by 12:00 PM (noon). Walk-ins will not be allowed!

ASL This event will have an American Sign Language interpreter.

Food Food and drinks will be provided. We encourage attendees to bring their own water bottles to reduce waste.

Agenda and meeting notes
Sponsor MongoDB
American Sign Language interpreter

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