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New Website Reveals How Much City Hall Spends on Tacos

3:42 PM PDT on October 23, 2013


Our friends at KPCC report today on a new website released by Mayor Eric Garcetti which attempts to shine a light on city finances by making all expenditures public.

A new city website unveiled Wednesday allows the public to snoop through the city's expenditures, revenue and audits.

Control Panel L.A., released by the office of Controller Ron Galperin, is in line with Mayor Eric Garcetti's efforts to "open up" City Hall to the public.

"This data is not our data. It is the public's data," Garcetti said at a morning press event to launch the website. "The more tools we give to people to look at data, to track important measures, the more power that they will have to control the direction of their city government."

Of course the first thing we searched for was tacos, which revealed only one hit-- a $1,432.76 expense for Sky's Tacos on 7/6/12 for the Mayor's Office.

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