The city of Detroit earns a C- for online transparency from Sunshine Review, a “pedia” site that rates thousands of local governments using a transparency checklist it developed.

SR’s managers seem surprised the grade is not lower, asking on their Facebook page, “Anyone else surprised?”

A table including 26 (mostly smaller) Michigan municipalities rated by the site reveals a few “F” grades (Benton Harbor among them), and some “B” ratings also, but none yet with an “A.”

For more information about transparency, visit the Mackinac Center’s “Show Michigan the Money.”