Maneuvering Open Gate City’s website can be… challenging. A massive database holding tens of thousands of emails sent to city councilmembers since 2021, the public-facing database is hard to use. In the list-style set we used, the message text of emails appears as an underscore, and you can’t open them.
So TCB‘s web master, Sam LeBlanc, recently created a public tool that anyone can use to search through and read city council emails that are pulled from the city’s database.
“This seems like a public service,” LeBlanc said. “The original tool was so difficult to use that it seemed like they were actively obscuring things.”
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