Council To Vote On E-Transparency Ordinance

by Gabe Bullard on April 8, 2009

The Louisville Metro Council is scheduled to vote on an e-transparency ordinance Thursday.

The ordinance would create a searchable website of the city’s revenues, expenditures and contracts. The contracts would have be phased in over the next couple of years.

“For them to get ramped up to that, it’s going to take them a little longer to do that,” says ordinance co-sponsor Councilman Ken Fleming. “Then they have to go through and scan these documents and store them so they can be accessible.”

The ordinance unanimously cleared its committee and Fleming expects it to win easy passage.

“I haven’t head any dissenting comments of people voting against it,” he says. “So I’m anticipating it should pass fairly easily. If we get all members, great, if not, I’ll respect those people and how they vote.”

A spokesperson for Mayor Abramson says the administration supports the legislation.

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