Cleveland Plain Dealer: Rocky River governmental agencies post spending online
Cleveland Plain Dealer
By Carol Kovach
January 10, 2017
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio - Rocky River is the fifth city in Cuyahoga County to post its spending on OhioCheckbook.com. Rocky River Municipal Court, Rocky River Wastewater Treatment Plant, Tri-City Park and the S.A.F.E. Council of Governments are the third, fourth, fifth and sixth special districts in the county to post their spending on OhioCheckbook.com.
"Rocky River is excited to join OhioCheckbook.com," said Mayor Pam Bobst. "This website will provide greater transparency for our residents and allows easy access to public information. The officials of Rocky River, the Municipal Court and the Wastewater Treatment Plant continuously work to be transparent with the greater community. This website will allow citizens to use up-to-date technology to view expenditures in an easy and convenient format, and we are excited to join," she added.
Here's a look at what can be seen:
The city's online checkbook includes more than 70,000 individual transactions that represent more than $185 million of total spending over the past six years.
The court's online checkbook includes more than 10,900 individual transactions that represent more than $15.8 million of total spending over the past six years.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant's online checkbook includes more than 6,400 individual transactions that represent more than $29 million of total spending over the past six years.
Tri-City Park's online checkbook has more than 200 individual transactions that represent more than $52,000 of total spending over the past six years.
And the Council of Governments' online checkbook includes a dozen individual transactions that represent more than $4,000 of total spending over the past four years.
OhioCheckbook.com was launched on Dec. 2, 2014. It was the first time residents could see every expenditure in state government. State officials said that as of Jan. 3, more than 686,000 total searches had been conducted on the site. The program is an initiative of State Treasurer Josh Mandel's office.
For more information or to view your local government website, visit the local government option on OhioCheckbook.com or click on RockyRiver.OhioCheckbook.com. Locations for information on the other participating agencies are:
- TriCityPark.OhioCheckbook.com and SAFECouncilCuyahoga.OhioCheckbook.com.