In America, the foundation of government is the people. An obligation of government to the people is transparency. Public officials need to operate in the open. Information needs to be made available, in a usable form, to the public.
Meeting agendas should be fully and accurately provided ahead of time. Budgets, contracts and audits need to be available to the public in clear, understandable form. Citizens need clear information about how to find and access documents, navigate bureaucratic structures and contact officials.