You Oughta Know

Watch county panel do business online

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 records: Videos of Sedgwick County's board of bids and contracts, which meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the commission chambers on the third floor of the courthouse.

Why you'd want them: To learn more about what the board does and what purchases it is recommending for the county.

Where you get the records: From the county's Web site, Go to the "Watch videos of the meetings of the Board of Bids and Contracts" link under the "Transparency in Sedgwick County Government" menu.

How much it will cost: The information is free. Minutes of the meetings also are available.