The Massachusetts Campaign For Open Government: Update Of Local Government Websites
Thus far, it looks like the number of towns which have all the major public records on line may be fewer than when the website was originally launched in October 2005. This could be because I got it wrong or because the towns in question have not posted recent versions of one of the targeted records, such as the most recent town meeting warrant or the FY 2006 final town budget. Hopefully this preliminary finding will turn out to be wrong.
Once the review is completed, I will announce it here and post a new version of the list on the Massachusetts Campaign for Open Government website. In the meantime, check out the websites for Amherst (2000 population 34,874) , Boxborough (2000 population 4868), Brookline (2000 population 57, 107), and Concord (2000 population 16, 993) as examples of communities that have posted the local government's major public records online. If your community does not post its public records online yet, maybe you can use the example of these communities to convince the local officials to do so.