All information from local government meetings is public. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find.
Most cities and counties in Michigan do a decent job of publishing information about these meetings online. But if you go looking for it, you will quickly find yourself in a maze of drop down menus, pdf links and videos that stretch on for hours.
Helping to navigate all this information is a big part of what local news organizations do. But we can’t be everywhere.
So Michigan Radio is trying a new approach.
Today we introduce Minutes, a new project at Michigan Radio to help make public meetings in Michigan more public.