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A Successful Campaign Inspired by the Need for Transparency

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· Story link The new mayor of Greenwich, NY, decided to seek the office when the incumbent was quoted as…

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The new mayor of Greenwich, NY, decided to seek the office when the incumbent was quoted as saying, “things are easier to get done when the public doesn’t show up.” That also convinced David Doonan to make open government the heart of his campaign. He pulled 70% of the vote. His first two moves: a regular Mayor’s Report to residents and taping of council meetings so the video can be available online. (5/5/08)