Transparency Best Practices for Local Govt

Gary Palmer ASKED

I am a new manager and the city for which I work has been transcribing the audio of ALL of their meetings for addition to video recording and publishing though our many social media portals. I want to stop the transcribing. It is extremely expensive. The push-back I am getting is we need keep transcribing to be "transparent".

In order to argue my case I need to find a credible publication(s), preferably sanctioned by the ICMA, which provides best practices in transparency.

Any info or direction would be greatly appreciated.