The Town of Cary is committed to being open, transparent and accessible, also known as "Sunshine" in government.
North Carolina has two Sunshine Laws to promote transparency in government: the Open Meetings Law and the Public Records Law. These laws give the public the right to attend meetings and to access documents deemed a public record.
To raise Cary citizens' awareness of their rights under Sunshine laws, the Town has information on its website with information on how to access public records and a calendar that displays Town meetings.
Other information includes:
- Public records policy: On February 8, 2007, the Town of Cary became one of the first local governments in North Carolina to adopt a comprehensive public records policy that articulates specifically how the Town will support Sunshine laws.
- Agendas & Minutes: Since 1997, the Town has posted Council meeting materials on the Web for everyone to access anytime.
- Sunshine Week: The Town of Cary celebrates national Sunshine Week each year in March. Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote the importance of open government and freedom of information.
Susan Moran, APR
Public Information Director