New Government Transparency Effort Announced

Nov 9, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Officials in Lexington are touting an improved online data transparency system that will give citizens a more fine-grained picture of city government.

"Today we are throwing open the doors of city hall and letting the sunshine in," Lexington Mayor Jim Gay said, announcing the new initiative Friday.

"Within the next two months, the city will launch a GIS web application providing better access to Lexington property, street, zoning, and aerial photography," he said.

Gray says the hope is to continually build on what is already available, giving citizens access to more raw data files, create apps for specific kinds of data, and offer more searchable budget numbers. Council Clerk Susan Lamb also says visitors will have access to Legistar, which will enable them to track legislation and council member votes more easily.