A reader sent me this yesterday.
If you’re new to DeKalb, I should explain that John Rey was elected mayor of DeKalb last spring.
To be fair, the city’s website search seems to have made a recovery today. It may even function better than it did before, though I say this cautiously, not having accessed the search for many months due to its years-long history of exceptional uselessness.
Still, even in the face of apparent improvement it doesn’t earn a “B” in my government website gradebook. That’ll happen when I no longer have to file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests — as I did today — to get check register entries grouped by date, vendor and/or fund.
The campaign promises to bring us searchable databases ring hollow to my ears now, six months later.