Menten's goal for transparency according to her website is:
- "Colorado needs to follow the lead of other states by enacting transparent government spending. Transparent government spending means we see each government's actual checkbook register including credit card spending. Every government in Colorado from the state to cities, schools and special districts needs to make these records available on the internet for anyone to review. Transparent spending is the only way to really see how our money is spent. Usually, spending is illustrated in generic methods, such as a graph that shows 18% of a budget or $3,000,000 is spent on "supplies and services." Detailed transparent spending means that we actually see what we bought for $3,000,000."