Friday, January 08, 2010

Surprise, Arizona city revenues and spending data online

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Location Oakland, Ca - Private Investigator
"SURPRISE, AZ (January 6, 2010) A searchable, custom-built web site and data base offers Surprise residents something unique: updated city revenues and spending data in an accessible online form featuring the most up to the minute information available.

"Surprise is one of the few governments anywhere making this much information so easily accessible,” says City Manager Randy Oliver. “It demonstrates an ongoing council and management commitment to open, transparent public finance.”

The “It’s Your Money” site at was born from a city council and manager-led drive to make city finances more accessible. In addition to current spending and revenue reports, residents combing through the city’s on line books learn everything from stimulus updates to the status of capital improvements to employee salaries."