Executive Armond Budish Announces Launch of Cuyahoga County's Online Checkbook

2/10/2016

Media Contact(s):
Jeane’ Holley: (216) 698-254, (216) 640-0821 or jholley@cuyahogacounty.us


CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announces the launch of Cuyahoga County’s online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com. Cuyahoga County is the largest county in the state of Ohio to make transactions available online.

“As part of my focus on Government That Gets Results, we are proud to open our finances to the public in a comprehensive fashion,” said Budish. “We believe in making government as open and accessible as possible.”

OhioCheckbook.com includes the following features:
  • “Google-style” contextual search capabilities, to allow users to sort by keyword, department, category or vendor
  • Fully dynamic interactive charts to drill down on spending
  • Functionality to compare spending year-over-year or among agencies
  • Capability to share charts or checks with social media networks, and direct contact for agency fiscal offices
Cuyahoga County’s checkbook will be available online beginning Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

“Transparency and accountability are two standards of good government,” states Cuyahoga County Councilmember and Chair of the Finance and Budgeting Committee Chair, Dave Greenspan. “Our County’s participation in the program further demonstrates this government’s commitment to responsive and responsible representation. I’m encouraged that County Executive Budish is continuing to explore new and innovative practices to further demonstrate that Cuyahoga County is operating in an ethical and open manner.”

For more information on Cuyahoga County’s Checkbook, please visit http://fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/OpenCheckbookFaqs.aspx or http://cuyahogacounty.ohiocheckbook.com.