Dayton Daily News: 3 Montgomery County local governments launch online checkbooks
Dayton Daily News
By Breaking News Staff
January 21, 2016
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Wednesday the launch of the city of Brookville, Jackson Twp. and Jefferson Twp. online checkbooks on OhioCheckbook.com.
Brookville is the fourth city in Montgomery County to post its spending online, and Jefferson Twp. and Jackson Twp. are the first townships in Montgomery County to post their spending on OhioCheckbook.com.
The following is a breakdown of their sites:
Brookville’s online checkbook includes over 17,000 individual transactions that represent more than $33 million of total spending over the past four years.
Jackson Twp.’s online checkbook includes over 7,000 individual transactions that represent more than $5 million of total spending over the past three years.
Jefferson Twp.’s online checkbook includes over 4,000 individual transactions that represent more than $4 million of total spending over the past two years.
“I believe the people of Montgomery 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,” Mandel said in release. “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.”
In December 2014, Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet.
OhioCheckbook.com recently earned Ohio the No. 1 ranking in the country for government transparency.