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



Budgets typically posted annually each fall as PDFs after drafting for a brief 'public feedback' period. No existing feedback mechanism is in place, and the budgetary data is only in PDF officially.

A request by the curator of this entry (Carl V. Lewis) for the 2016 and 2017 budgets in a machine-readable format was granted swiftly without the need for filing a FOIA. I have uploaded the budget data to data.world as a CSV and as JSON, following the Fiscal Data Package schema set by the Open Knowledge Foundations.

Reviewer comments


Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • N 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   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Carl V. Lewis
Submitters   Carl V. Lewis
Last modified   Sun Jul 02 2017 10:12:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)