This week Sedgwick County was scheduled to debut its financial transparency website. Based on the preview I briefly saw, this system will allow citizens to explore county revenue and spending in detail.
Evidently, the system presents too much detail. The rollout was delayed due to an issue brought up by the Sheriff, having to do with names of undercover officers being exposed.
That’s a legitimate concern. Records that would disclose the identity of an “undercover agent” is one of the exceptions identified in the Kansas Open Records Act.