Summary: City Comptroller Bill Henry ran on a transparency promise. However, on his watch, in real time, the city of Baltimore has moved backwards and refuses to produce a 2022 city checkbook — with vendor names!
Using the latest available data, OpenTheBooks, gave oversight to the 2021 city checkbook and tracked the top nonprofits receiving city funding.
- Who are the top nonprofits funded by the city and how much did the city fund in total?
- $72 million in grant making is a lot of money. Put that into perspective... for example, how much does it cost annually to pick up 52 weeks of trash?
- What surprised you about the city's grant making?
- When is the last time you received the city checkbook from Baltimore?