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Consulting Firm Makes Transparency Recommendations to Louisville Metro Council

A consulting firm has made recommendations to the Louisville Metro Council to increase transparency and accountability in discretionary spending.

The council hired Mountjoy Chilton Medley for nearly $10,000 to review its policies and procedures in response to reports of questionable spending earlier this year. The report was presented to the Government Accountability and Ethics Committee Monday night.

The report shows several areas where the council’s practices do not meet its policies. Recommendations ranged from requiring more paperwork to having council members and their staffs undergo regular training. The report further asks that a four-hour training session developed by a council staff member be adopted by the Metro Council and updated on a regular basis as policies change.