Why is TRANSPARENCY important?…………Transparency implies openness, communications, and accountability.  John Adams (2nd President of the United States) wrote: “a healthy system of government is an open government that allows all who desire to know to find the information they seek.”
One of the eight guiding “We Value” statements on Lake Elmo’s website is “Open and Honest Communications:  We believe that open and honest communication is paramount for an involved citizenry and fosters a positive working environment for employees.”

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