COLUMBIA — Most government records are open to the public at no charge. These records give citizens the opportunity to find out what's going on, how their elected officials are spending tax dollars, how the various departments within a governmental entity work and other valuable information needed to make strong decisions for the future. Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public.
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The records: The Parks and Recreation Department releases a summary of progress made on capital improvement projects four times a year.
Why you'd want them: The capital improvement reports provide a detailed description and photographs of citywide and ward-specific park development projects.
Where you get the records: Go to gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/ and click on the "About Us" tab. On the following page, select the "Reports" link and scroll down to view the archived Capital Improvement Plan progress reports.
How much will it cost: The information is free.