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City of Waverly Joins OhioCheckbook.comOhio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the City of Waverly's (Pike County) online checkbook has been added to 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 empowers taxpayers to track how local public dollars are spent,” said Treasurer Sprague. “We are excited to partner with the City of Waverly. We know by giving Ohioans an inside look at government spending, they will take a greater interest in the decisions that have a lasting impact on their communities.”
The City of Waverly is the first city in Pike County to join OhioCheckbook.com. The city's online checkbook includes over 4,000 individual transactions that represent more than $3 million in spending throughout 2018.
“The City of Waverly is glad to announce our participation in the Ohio Checkbook. We feel it is important that the people of our community know exactly how their hard earned money is spent," said Debra Whaley, Auditor of the City of Waverly. “Our hope is to demonstrate that we are trusted stewards of this community's resources. By being transparent, we hope the community will see that their tax dollars are being spent wisely."
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 March 18, 2019, there have been more than 1,080,000 searches on the site, and the Treasurer’s office continues working with local governments and constituents to leverage the site’s capabilities.
For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com or click on Waverly.OhioCheckbook.com.