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City Councilman Scott Griggs told neighbors in a meeting last month that he wanted more transparency for TIF board and design-review panel meetings. Now that’s happening.

Griggs received a memo from City Manager A.C. Gonzalez stating that the public would be given advance notice of those meetings and that they would be held in rooms where the meetings can be recorded.

That means anyone who’s interested can attend the meetings or follow them online.

TIF boards help City Council decide whether to give tax reimbursements to developers. And design-review boards give developers feedback on their designs.

Since the request came from Griggs, who serves District 1, Gonzalez only made those stipulations for meetings affecting District 1.