#OpenGov, #OpenData and meaningful government reform finally hits Los Angeles via Control Panel L.A., a powerful website that opens city finances to quick, easy online public scrutiny, with extensive detail on how City Hall collects and spends billions of tax dollars; Plus, there's an expanded version of CompStat to track neighborhood problems online; Dear Santa... I want THAT!
L.A. controller unveils website to make city finances more transparent http://t.co/yXWOvzbIne
— Paul Pringle LATimes (@PringleLATimes) October 24, 2013
Los Angeles financial data is now searchable online at http://t.co/gEAmMMduDR #opendata
— LA Mayor's Office (@LAMayorsOffice) October 23, 2013
Congratulations City of LA for going #OpenGov! https://t.co/eCp4YYbDrN @RonGalperin @ericgarcetti #gov20 #gov20la
— Alan W. Silberberg (@IdeaGov) October 23, 2013
Fun fact from #ControlPanelLA: 622 City of Los Angeles employees make more than @ericgarcetti's annual salary of $200,568.58 as Mayor.
— Highland Park (@HLP90042) October 23, 2013
"This isn't just about transparency, it's about revolutionizing the way our city does it's financial reporting." - @RonGalperin @atvn
— Tara Campbell (@tarapcampbell) October 23, 2013
Los Angeles Times
L.A. controller unveils website to make city finances more transparent
The website gives the public access to a huge volume of data on taxpayer expenditures for police, sanitation, street repairs and other services.
By Michael Finnegan and Ben Welsh
October 24, 2013
Los Angeles' new controller moved Wednesday to open city finances to quick and easy public scrutiny online, unveiling a website with extensive detail on how City Hall collects and spends billions of dollars.
The website, Control Panel L.A., gives users access to a huge volume of data on taxpayer expenditures for police, sanitation, street repairs and other services — information that previously would have taken weeks or months to get through formal requests for records.Read the rest of the article at