Bernalillo Co. to post workers' names and pay

Posted at: 11/14/2012 6:51 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Bernalillo County Commission has voted to post the names and salaries of all its workers online as a transparency measure.

The commission voted 3-2 Tuesday evening to adopt the online postings as part of an openness and transparency measure.

Bernalillo County has been posting public salaries but not along with the workers' names.

Measure sponsor Commissioner Wayne Johnson says in a statement that transparency in government is the foundation for good government and allows citizens to hold public workers and elected officials accountable.

The information is available on the county's sunshine portal.

The state of New Mexico has been posting names and salaries online since earlier this year.

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