Spending 50% open

Detroit, MI

What data is expected?

Open spending data informs citizens, journalists, and government officials alike as to just how public funds are being spent. Spending data should include a complete list of city expenditures at a detailed transactional level (including tax breaks, loans, contracts, grants, and operational spending). In other words, records should be fairly granular, covering, for instance, month to month expenditures on specific items costing in the thousands rather than the millions. This data category refers to detailed ongoing data on actual expenditures; a database of contracts awarded is not considered sufficient. (More info)

  • Expense type or category
  • Expense description
  • Amount

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed No All information on detroitmi.gov is copyrighted to the City of Detroit.
Available in bulk Yes Only as PDF reports
Up-to-date No On April 30, 2018 the most recent Monthly Financial Report is February 2018.
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format PDF only
findable 1
findable_steps Search "finances" on detroitmi.gov, scroll through results to find reports page
Collected by government Yes
usability 1 Exclusively formatted as text tables within PDF documents.
collector_name City of Detroit Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)
characteristics Expense type or category, Expense description, Amount Specifically referencing
location http://www.detroitmi.gov/How-Do-I/View-City-of-Detroit- - City of Detroit website financial reports page, http://www.detroitmi.gov/Portals/0/docs/finance/account - "Monthly Financial Report" linked from page

Meta data

Data location   http://www.detroitmi.gov/How-Do-I/View-City-of-Detroit- - City of Detroit website financial reports page
   http://www.detroitmi.gov/Portals/0/docs/finance/account - "Monthly Financial Report" linked from page
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Mon Apr 30 2018 19:20:21 GMT+0000 (UTC)