Emanuel makes Chicago government worker salaries public

The Rio Grande Foundation caused a bit of a stir recently when we posted the salaries of County workers online. Interestingly enough, according to news reports, the new Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel (a former Obama Administration Chief of Staff) has taken the same step with city workers in Chicago.

Said Emanuel of the decision:

During the campaign I promised to have the most open, accountable and transparent government that the City of Chicago has ever seen. Today’s effort is another step toward this goal, as we create an administration that is accountable to the citizens of Chicago.

Kudos to Rahm Emanuel for his leadership on basic governmental transparency.

HT to Sarah Welsh @ New Mexico FOG.