When elected officials take office, they are accountable for their actions.
Beyond the Election Day, democracy requires day-to-day accountability to ensure that those elected to represent the people do the jobs they were elected for and represent the interests of the community impacted by proposed actions.
Politicians often vote in favor of lobbyists, commercial organizations or other special interests requiring an additional level of civic engagement and oversight. Keeping tabs on public officials and by actively participating in the political process is a first step in holding politicians accountable.
Accordingly, "Transparency" is a tool provided to all interested parties to review materials gathered under the Missouri Sunshine Law in regards to activities of the public officials.