Sedgwick County checkbook open for your eyes

Want to peek into Sedgwick County’s checkbook? Now you can.

Chief financial officer Chris Chronis this morning unveiled a new feature of the county’s Web site, www.sedgwickcounty.org, that will allow anyone to see what money is coming in and going out. Commissioner Karl Peterjohn had asked for the financial data to be made readily public, explaining he had been frustrated as a citizen when seeking financial information from government agencies.

The checkbook also will show payments to vendors.

“This is just one more step to take the mystery out of government,” commissioner Tim Norton said.

The checkbook will go live today on the home page of the Web site.