Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: Video recordings of Sedgwick County's board of bids and contracts.
Why you'd want them: To see how the county conducts business and makes decisions about various goods and services.
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Where you get the record: The videos are online at www.sedgwickcounty.org. Click on the "Open Government" link on the home page and then on "Board of Bids and Contracts."
How much it will cost: The information is free.