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Monday, June 29, 2015

Accountability: An essential part of good government

Accountability, responsibility and transparency are some of the vital building blocks of good government. Government officials should serve the public interest, not act for personal gain. Citizens must be able to monitor their government, expose potential conflicts of interest and hold public officials accountable.

The Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Law regulate what public documents citizens can obtain and how to acquire them. The Acts also dictate the public process governments must follow when they hold meetings.

Accountability in Government

Accountability ensures actions and decisions taken by public officials are subject to oversight so as to guarantee that government initiatives meet their stated objectives and respond to the needs of the community they are meant to be benefiting, thereby contributing to better governance and poverty reduction.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

"Dedicated to Excellence in Public Service"

Transparency in government

Barack Obama 
from the Press Office of the United States Government

"My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.  We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.


"Government should be transparent.  Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing.  Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset. My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use. Executive departments and agencies should harness

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Automatic Trash Collection


1. When will the new service start?
The new automatic trash collection service is scheduled to begin the week of Monday July 6, 2015.

2. How and when will the new refuse carts be distributed?
Our vendor, Cascade Cart will be responsible for the initial distribution of all carts to Framingham residents. We anticipate that distribution of the cart will take approximately four weeks. The carts will be distributed in the month of June, 2015. Residents are requested not to use their new refuse cart until their scheduled day of refuse collection during the week of July 6-10, 2015.

Although photos were taken December 2013, the trash situation is much the same today.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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