About Cleveland Documenters
Cleveland Documenters trains and pays residents to document local government meetings with notes and live-tweet threads. We then make those meeting summaries available as a new public record.
Launched in 2020, Cleveland Documenters is a community of about 600 Cleveland residents representing every ZIP code in the city and many surrounding communities.
Each week we create short and easy-to-read briefs on local government meetings based on Documenters’ coverage so you can stay informed. By residents. For residents.
Documenters tell us what questions they were left with after covering a meeting. In our series #CLEDocsAnswers, we get answers. See what issues are coming up in local public meetings and get answers to the questions residents are asking here.
At Signal Cleveland, we know that understanding local government takes more than just following the news. That’s why we’re building a library of explainers, guides, and other civic resources to help you understand local government better and hold it accountable. Find our latest explainers here.
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A partnership between Signal Cleveland and City Bureau, Cleveland Documenters trains and pays residents to document local government meetings with notes and live tweets. Documenters work also informs and powers Signal Cleveland’s newsroom.