This would be like Mint for government. It would be a public website that is easy to navigate. You would see how every dollar the City of LA spends gets spent at the greatest level of detail possible. You'd start out with broad categories like Payroll, Pensions, Office Expenses, Legal Settlements, etc. Then, you'd be able to drill down in each category. For example, you could drill down into Office Expenses and see how much is spent by each department, then how much is spent by the LAPD, and then see how much the LAPD spent buying staplers last month. You could also search for individual expenses and share your search results with others. On each expense, people could submit suggestions on how the city could eliminate the expense or save on the expense (e.g. a cheaper place to buy staplers). Those suggestions would be funneled to the appropriate people and acted upon. This would be like a crowd sourced controller.