Treasurer Josh Mandel Announces Launch of the City of Loveland Checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com
Loveland, Ohio – Treasurer Josh Mandel announced on April 11 the launch of the City of Loveland’s online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com. In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, and for the first time in Ohio history put all state spending information on the internet.
The Ohio Treasurer’s office was joined at the announcement by Loveland Mayor Kathy Bailey, Vice Mayor Robert Weisgerber and City Councilmembers Angie Settell, Ted Phelps, Tim Butler, Neal Oury and Kent Blair.
Loveland is the ninth city in Hamilton County to post their spending on OhioCheckbook.com. Loveland’s online checkbook includes over 33,000 individual transactions that represent more than $89 million of total spending over the past five years.
“I believe the people of Hamilton 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 Treasurer Mandel. “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.”
“We’re excited to allow our residents to take a closer look at how the City spends its’ taxpayer dollars,” said Loveland Acting Finance Director Michelle Byrde.
Mayor Kathy Bailey added. “The City is proud to join the Ohio Checkbook Program, and welcome the financial transparency it offers for interested residents”
OhioCheckbook.com displays more than $644 billion in spending over the past ten years, including more than 173 million transactions. The website includes features such as:
- “Google-style” contextual search capabilities, to allow users to sort by keyword, department, category or vendor;
- Fully dynamic interactive charts to drill down on state spending;
- Functionality to compare state spending year-over-year or among agencies; and,
- Capability to share charts or checks with social media networks, and direct contact for agency fiscal offices
For more information view Loveland’s Checkbook, Loveland.OhioCheckbook.com .