Welcome to Lakewood Ledger, the City’s online tool for residents to better understand how Lakewood spends taxpayer funds. The tool allows viewers to search the City's spending accounts by expense type, department, fund and by vendor name. It includes payments made through procurement cards that function like credit cards, accounts payable vouchers and other payment methods. Users can click through various summary levels to get to detailed information for each expense. It is an easy-to-use tool that displays information in an understandable format.
About information contained in Lakewood Ledger:
- City expense payments have been compiled directly from the City’s accounting system.
- Lakewood Ledger includes expenses from the General Fund and various other funds used to deliver services. Also included are expenses paid by the Lakewood Public Building Authority and the Lakewood Reinvestment Authority.
- All payments are included except for items that are required to be protected under the federal medical privacy act known as HIPAA and other federal and state laws. Items have also been excluded to protect privacy.
- Information is available for expense payments beginning in 2010. Lakewood Ledger is updated on the fourth Monday of January, April, July, and October to include expense payments through the previous quarter.
- The information being presented is the original spending transactions and does not reflect revenue or other accounting entries such as year-end adjustments and accounting corrections.
- This tool is not intended to replace public records requests in any way. In the event additional detail about these or other transactions is of interest, a public records request may be filed with the City Clerk’s Office to obtain the additional records.
- Learn more about the information contained in Lakewood Ledger by reading the FAQs