Spending 89% open

Oakland, CA

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 Yes
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes Data is available for the most recent fiscal year.
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format Available in PDF format only.
findable 3
findable_steps Googled "oakland ca city expenditures 2017;" first search result took me to budgetary information. Had to poke around the city government site until I found a link to the FMA site.
licence_url https://library.municode.com/ca/oakland/codes/code_of_o Per Oakland Code of Ordinances (Ord. 12483 (part), 2003; Ord. 11957 § 00.23, 1997): "F. Budgets and Other Financial Information. The following shall not be exempt from disclosure: ... 2. All bills, claims, invoices, vouchers or other records of payment obligations, as well as records of actual disbursements showing the amount paid, the payee and the purpose for which payment is made, other than payments for social or other services whose records are confidential by law."
Collected by government Yes
usability 1 Data is available in PDF format only; not available in machine-readable format.
collector_name Finance & Management Agency, Office of Accounting
characteristics Expense type or category, Expense description, Amount
location href="http://www.oaklandnet.com/government/fwawebsite/accounting/CAFR.htm" http://www.oaklandnet.com/government/fwawebsite/account">rel="nofollow">http://www.oaklandnet.com/government/fwawebsite/account - Finance & Management Agency, Office of Accounting's list of annual city of finance reports.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.oaklandnet.com/government/fwawebsite/account - Finance & Management Agency, Office of Accounting's list of annual city of finance reports.
Data licence   https://library.municode.com/ca/oakland/codes/code_of_o
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Greg Jordan-Detamore
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 21:26:39 GMT+0000 (UTC)