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City of Olmsted Falls Joins OhioCheckbook.com
Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced the City of Olmsted Falls (Cuyahoga County) has joined OhioCheckbook.com.
Treasurer Sprague recognizes the value in continuing the legacy of the Ohio Checkbook, viewing it as a great resource in the quest for greater transparency in government.
“The Ohio Checkbook provides Ohioans with the ability to access information about where their hard-earned dollars are being spent,” said Treasurer Sprague. “We are proud to have the City of Olmsted Falls join us on the path towards greater transparency.”
The City of Olmsted Falls is the 13th city in Cuyahoga County to join OhioCheckbook.com. The city's online checkbook includes over 24,000 individual transactions that represent more than $49 million in spending from 2013 through 2017.
“We have the utmost responsibility of providing the public full disclosure of all financial activity for the city,” said Vic Nogalo, Finance Director of the City of Olmsted Falls. “We pride ourselves on serving the public. We want to thank the State of Ohio in providing this added reporting avenue to the public.”
Launched in 2014, OhioCheckbook.com became the first resource aiming to make all state spending information available online. For three years running, Ohio has been recognized by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group with the number one government transparency ranking in the country.
Since its launch, OhioCheckbook.com has garnered the interest of those hoping to learn more about how Ohio’s tax dollars are spent. As of May 2019, there have been more than 1,110,000 searches on the site, and the Treasurer’s office continues working with local governments and constituents to leverage the site’s capabilities.