Reinvent Albany Applauds Launch of NYC Comptroller’s Checkbook 2.0

January 23, 2013

Reinvent Albany strongly applauds today’s launch of Checkbook 2.0. See our statement of support below, and today’s article in the New York Times. We will post more on Checkbook 2.0’s many excellent features in the days ahead.

“Checkbook 2.0 is probably the most powerful fiscal transparency website in the United States, maybe the world. It’s a civic technology homerun for New Yorkers. It hugely increases the usefulness of the city’s Financial Management System to watchdog groups, journalists, and allows the public to cast an independent eye on city spending. And, hugely to the comptroller’s credit, Checkbook 2.0 is open source software — which means governments and transparency groups across the country can reuse it to shine a light on their city or state.”

John Kaehny, executive director of Reinvent Albany and co-chair NYC Transparency Working Group.