Subsequent to having recently received national recognition for governmental transparency, St. Johns County continues to foster accountability and open government in the New Year with the launch of a new “Government in the Sunshine” webpage.
Conveniently located on the front page of St. Johns County’s primary website, www.sjcfl.us, the Government in the Sunshine page serves as a comprehensive, centralized location for access to many of the most frequently requested documents and sought after information. Important features include access to public records, elected official and staff contact listings, and meeting schedules, agendas, and minutes.
In addition, visitors can obtain information about permits and zoning, the County budget, financial reports, and performance measures.
The St. Johns County Website serves as the cornerstone of the County’s committed effort to provide residents with easily accessible, timely information regarding County services, programs, and initiatives.
The new Government in the Sunshine webpage is reflective of St. Johns County’s endeavor to exceed best practice guidelines for distribution of public information and promote open government and active communication through the distribution of accurate, educational, and relevant information.
The Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to government transparency, honored St. Johns County with The Sunny Award in 2012. Editors at Sunshine Review evaluated and graded more than 6,000 government websites, comparing available content to public information guidelines. St. Johns County received an “A” grade and was recognized as a leader for governmental transparency.