City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
192437
Work Completed
Feb 9, 2012 7:00 PM

That the Chief Financial Officer post on the City's website, an "Open Checkbook" so the public can search details of city spending and vendor payments.

Information

Department:City CouncilSponsors:City Councilor At Large William A. White Jr., Ward Six Alderman Rebekah L. Gewirtz, Alderman At Large Dennis M. Sullivan, Ward Three Alderman Thomas F. Taylor
Category:OrderPurposes:Order

Official Text

That the Chief Financial Officer post on the City's website, an "Open Checkbook" similar to the one recently established by the Massachusetts' State Treasure to provide the public with easily accessible and understandable information on City spending so that individuals can search details of city spending and identify vendor payments.

 

Meeting History

Jan 12, 2012 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED
Feb 8, 2012 6:00 PM  Information Technology Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Beane spoke about the requirements of the state to report yearly expenses and told the members that the city already makes the information available. Mr. Viswanathan said that the information provided to the public could be updated monthly, since some data, (e.g. payments to veterans), would need to be deleted prior to making it public.

RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
Feb 9, 2012 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED