A complete list of city expenditures at a detailed transactional level (including: tax breaks, loans, contracts, grants, and operational spending). Records of actual (past) municipal spending at a detailed transactional level, for example, at the level of month to month expenditure on specific items (usually this means individual records of spending amounts at a fairly granular level - e.g. $5-50k rather than at the $1m+ level). Note: a database of contracts awarded is not considered sufficient. This data category refers to detailed ongoing data on actual expenditures. (More info)

Data Location



Quality of data content: check number, issue date, payee name, amount. No data regarding why the payee is being paid. Quality of data structure: provided for download in multiple useful formats, website allows ordering for greatest to least and reverse, but there is no search function. Website organizes checks non-chronologically, ordering first by month, and then by date and year, which makes browsing difficult.

Data Availability

  • ? Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • N Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Jan 2013
Format of data   CSV, XLS, XLSx, google spreadsheet
Reviewer   Amber Hottes
Submitters   Amber Hottes
Last modified   Sat Feb 22 2014 22:10:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)