Learn More Than You Might Want To Know About How SF Spends Its Money With SFOpenBook

As a way to promote accountability and give you yet another city-based website to devote your time to (sorry, The Lineup, but you’re just too intriguing!) Mayor Lee, Board President David Chiu, and City Controller Ben Rosenfield have unveiled SFOpenBook.

The transparency portal tracks city government spending and revenue, economic indicators, and more. Eventually, officials say, the site will also allow people like you to “compare trends in the economy, government performance and spending.”

“SFOpenBook provides an innovative tool for San Franciscans to monitor the City’s spending and revenues,” Lee said in a statement.

“It’s never been simpler to find out where taxpayer dollars are going.”

“With this new tool, we can watch what departments spend on overtime and keep a close eye on city revenues,” said Board President Chiu.

Says City Controller Ben Rosenfield on the snazzy, informative service, “Understanding how your City is performing is a key part of public accountability – and that’s why I’m excited about this new tool and the plans we have to grow it in the future,”

For more information on SFOpenBook visit openbook.sfgov.org.

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