This section explores innovations in transparency that improve disclosure of information in order to better protect and serve the public. Areas include transparency in areas such as government informational clearinghouses, participatory budgeting efforts, nutritional labels, car safety ratings, toxic chemical reports, and financial accounting standards disclosure systems designed to improve public health and safety, reduce risks to investors, minimize corruption, and improve public services. Also explores the interplay between technology and transparency.

July 5, 2017

In 2011, the Louisville Metro Government launched its Open Data Portal. There were two main reasons for the launch. One was the election of Mayor Greg Fischer, who was determined to better use data to drive performance improvement and transparency in government. The second was pressure...