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Management gave a resounding "no" to the checkbook idea and so once again, the City of Los Angeles has beaten us to the punch.
This past week the new City Controller, Ron Galperin, launched Control Panel LA https://controllerdata.lacity.org/ which posts a variety of data so taxpayers can see where their money is going.
But wait, not only is Long Beach behind Los Angeles, but also New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and other cities that have embraced the “open data” movement to make government more transparent.
So let's try it again. Taxpayers have the right to know not only what city government budgets, but what it really spends.