Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune: Perrysburg latest community to join OhioCheckbook.com
BG Sentinel Tribune
October 9, 2017
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Friday the launch of the city of Perrysburg's online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com.
According to a release, in December of 2014, Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which puts all state spending information on the internet. The site recently earned Ohio the number one government transparency ranking in the country for the second year in a row.
Perrysburg joins the ranks of 10 other Wood County communities who have posted their spending on OhioCheckbook.com. including Bowling Green, Bradner, Custar, Fostoria, Luckey, North Baltimore, Risingsun, Rossford, West Millgrove and Weston.
Perrysburg's online checkbook includes over 78,000 individual transactions that represent more than $211 million of total spending over the past three years.
"I believe the people of Wood County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with my office to post the finances on OhioCheckbook.com," said Mandel in the release.
"By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable."
"The City of Perrysburg is excited to join the other leaders in transparency across Wood County," said Perrysburg Mayor Mike Olmstead in the release. "The checkbook site will create positive lines of communication and help our leaders make more informed decisions."
The site displays more than $608 billion in spending over the past nine years, including more than 166 million transactions.