Chamber of Commerce cheerleader Steve Caraway reported in the Morning News on December 13 that the Chamber will separate private funds from public funds beginning in 2010.
Mayor Sprouse thinks this will take away a lot of those questions that some folks have.
In the Opinion Section of the Morning News a couple days later appeared HOW WE SEE IT - Less Room For Doubt in Springdale. "There is no need to question the chamber officials' integrity at this point because there's no evidence of wrongdoing" and "that's why we cheered Chief Executive Officer Perry Webb's recent announcement that starting in 2010, the chamber will segregate city funds from its other funds..."
I am hearing rumblings about whether the new changes are really for transparency and accountability or merely a shelter from future FOIA requests.