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January 14, 2014

Comptroller Maragos: County Contracts Now Available on Comptroller’s Facebook

Mineola, NY- In the interest of full transparency of County expenditures, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced today the availability of all 2013 Nassau County Contracts with vendors on the Comptroller’s public Facebook page. Historically, access to contracts would only be provided via a Freedom of Information request. The information available will be the name of the vendor, the contract amount, details of the project and the contract number. Following the launch of the contracts being placed on Facebook will be the availability of the vendor claims/bills against the contracts. The Facebook page will be updated weekly with all future contracts and bills paid.

 “I want government to be fully transparent in the spending of taxpayer money,” Comptroller Maragos said. “Placing these contracts online will provide taxpayers with a snapshot of how their money is being spent and hopefully generate feedback from residents where inefficiencies and waste are observed.”

Nassau County spent over $700 million on contracts with hundreds of vendors in 2013. These vendors provide a range of essential services and products for taxpayers including road paving, traffic light maintenance, fraud investigations, social services and transportation for seniors, the needy and children with special challenges. The Comptroller’s office receives thousands of bills submitted by vendors and pays, after careful review, for the work or product that was performed according to the contract specifications. The Comptroller’s Facebook page is facebook.com/nccomptroller.

Connect with Nassau County Comptroller Maragos Online:
http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Comptroller/index.html

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