Fischer Unveils Transparency Plan

Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer Tuesday unveiled his plan for transparency in government. But Republican candidate Hal Heiner’s campaign says Fischer’s plan is unoriginal.

Both candidates have made transparency a key part of their platforms. Heiner has long touted his work as a Metro Councilman on the e-transparency ordinance, which put city spending online.

Fischer’s transparency plan includes similar measures. It also calls for the city to develop a smart phone application and website that would allow citizens to report problems such as potholes and then track how Metro Government resolves the issue.

“This is much more than a checkbook online or spending online,” says Fischer. “This gets down more into performance measurements and metrics. This is what I’ve done in the private sector.”

Heiner proposed a similar application earlier in his campaign. A Heiner spokesperson says Fischer has co-opted his transparency plan.