Posted Friday, January 18th, 2013

Demonstrating their commitment to transparent government, the Morris County Freeholders have given the county website a new look and added new content that makes it easier for citizens to understand the workings of county government.

Recognizing the widespread use of mobile devices to access information, the website is also responsive and automatically changes its layout based on the size of the viewer’s screen. now features a new Transparent Government section that includes the county’s annual audits, bill lists, debt statements, financial statements, labor agreements and a list of special counsels.

This site also includes a new Learn About section that explains the process used to create and monitor the capital and operating budgets, describes the importance of a Aaa bond rating and helps citizens understand how to read the state-mandated budget documents, five years of which are online.

As you browse this site, you will see an expanded About County Government section that offers an overview of county government, its organizational structure, the role of the freeholders, the services Morris County provides to its residents and the budget process.

The freeholders said the added and expanded sections of the county website are meant to enhance the openness of county government.

You will also note many features from the previous site have been maintained including the What’s New portion of the home page that provides county government news updates, and links to towns, libraries, school districts, elected officials and non-profits that have sites of their own.

The freeholders invite you to share your comments about this site’s new look by
emailing Joe Garifo, county public information officer, at [email protected] or by using the website’s Feedback Form.