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Opening Arguments

Opening up

Hear, hear: Under an ordinance proposed by City Councilman Mitch Harper, R-4th, city government would have to post online a monthly report on its spending for goods and services.

If enacted, the measure would continue a tack toward compelling greater disclosure this council has pursued.

Responding to an earlier Harper initiative, Fort Wayne city administration now submits a monthly report on cash flow, department by department. And Councilwoman Liz Brown, R-at large, won passage of an ordinance that compels the city administration to report its consultant contracts.

And County Auditor Lisa Blosser's commitment to open government won some deserved praise today in a
Journal Gazette editorial.
When an ordinance to require online posting claims of more than $300 from vendors was stalled, she just started posting them on her own.

A lot of candidates made a lot of pledges about open and transparent government when they're seeking office. It's good to see actual movement toward it in the city and county at the same time.


Bob G.
Thu, 06/24/2010 - 8:07am

Couldn't agree more.
Kudos to them BOTH.