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Sittenfeld, Seelbach calling for more financial transparency

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Two Cincinnati City Councilmembers are calling for more spending transparency from the city.

Councilmembers P.G. Sittenfeld and Chris Seelbach introduced a motion on Thursday that all money spent by the city would become publicly searchable online.

This would include documenting reimbursements to city employees, travel expenses and information on purchases made with city credit cards.

Sittenfeld and Seelbach hope the motion would keep citizens more informed on how tax money is used and eliminate wasteful spending.

In a press conference Thursday, Seelbach conveyed, "The point is to empower citizens to help be watchdogs of government spending by making that spending publicly searchable online."

The city currently has a general platform in place regarding financial transparency at City Hall. 

The two Councilmembers are hoping this motion with further improve that system.

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