There’s a new information source that was recently launched by the City Controller office. Through this online database, you can find out how the various projects and departments in the city are funded. There is also an option for exploring campaign finances. From the Open Book site —
Open Book Pittsburgh is a searchable database of Pittsburgh city government contracts, administered by Pittsburgh’s Office of the City Controller. Open Book Pittsburgh gives Pittsburgh taxpayers access as to how City leaders are spending your tax dollars.
In addition to city government contracts, Open Book Pittsburgh also gives taxpayers a look as to where elected officials and candidates for elected offices in the City of Pittsburgh receive campaign contributions, and how candidates spend those funds.