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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

GASP! Banks Records Could Soon Be Online

Records of contracts and money spent on The Banks riverfront project could soon be online under a program proposed by Hamilton County Commissioner Pat DeWine last week.

The Government Accountability in Spending Program (G.A.S.P.) is a county-take on a federal and state program to give taxpayers access to records showing how their money was spent.

DeWine said he hopes The Banks records will be among the first to be included.

Commissioners will schedule a work session to see how feasible the program will be to implement. And Commission President Todd Portune, who likes the idea of the program, had a suggestion: change the name.

"GASP is sort of comical," he said, as the audience tittered in agreement. "It's like (Portune gave a real gasp for emphasis). "t just has this connotation of people late at night in front of their computer screen saying 'Oh my gosh! Look at what I've discovered!' I think it takes away from the idea."

DeWine said he would be agreeable to a name change.


at 4:19 PM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, we have to read about Dann's sex life online...

at 6:57 PM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous COAST is TOAST said...

Puh-puh-Pat Dewine is trying to build a legacy in his final moments.

Sorry, Dewhiner, you've been a complete failure and the voters would've kicked you out of office had they been given the chance.

at 8:24 PM, May 21, 2008 Blogger Quim said...

First thing I want to see is what the daggone website is going to cost to build and maintain.

at 9:43 PM, May 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Dewine suggests a sunshine moment on local sleezy politicos - and gets mocked again.

What're you afraid of "coast is toast"?

This county needs sunshine worse than W.

at 8:59 AM, May 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I think that this may be a good idea, but so what. The public can see what is purchased by a particular department. Another example of doing something thats not necessary so elected officals can say they have nothing to hide. It seems that the Auditors office has been doing this for years. I congradulate Mr. Rhodes and his staff for doing it. But really, what is the need for this "GASP"

at 5:33 PM, May 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best way to flush out crooks & cronies in government is >> propose a sunshine deal and see who fights it. There's your answer...

at 7:03 PM, May 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat Dewine deserves to be horsewhipped & then run out of town on a rail.

at 1:27 PM, May 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea! When can we start?

at 8:48 PM, May 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a big fan of DeWine - Mike or Pat.
But, IMHO, you slammers are just making fools of yourselves.
Puh-puh-Pat?? Are you _hitting me?

That's juvenile.

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