(UPDATE: The BernCo Sunshine Portal did pass Tuesday night, with two amendments. One will remove the names of classified employees from the online database. This passed despite strenuous objection from the resolution’s sponsor, Wayne Johnson. The other amendment strikes the final 23 words of the original resolution. FOG objected to that language as overly broad and unsupported by law.)
Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson plans to introduce a landmark piece of transparency legislation at tonight’s Commission meeting. The resolution would create an online Sunshine Portal with searchable access to County payroll, contracts, real-estate holdings, payments, budgets and more. This follows closely in the footsteps of the City of Albuquerque’s ABQ View and the state’s Sunshine Portal (in beta until July). (in beta until July).