(Graphic Background: Mandel's Checkbook.com)
STARK CO. AUDITOR
STARK CO. CHECKBOOK
He is lagging behind Alliance (LINK).
And he is lagging behind Washington Township (LINK).
But, Stark County auditor Alan Harold (a Republican, first elected in 2010, LINK to Stark Co. auditor website) tells the SCPR that this coming Monday, November 23, 2015 (Thanksgiving Week, no less), Stark Countians will be able to check out the Checkbook of Stark County units of government.
It probably hasn't been that long in calendar days, but it seems to The Report that Harold has been hyping the introduction of Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's Checkbook.com forever.
Not only has Harold been a laggard, but also has been nearly all of Stark County Political Subdivision government, to wit: (a map published by Mandel's office)
As mentioned above, only Alliance and Washington Township in Stark County have been on board Mandel's train steaming towards Ohio government accountability as early adopters.
Here is a video of Harold reporting to Stark County commissioners at the regular weekly meeting of November 10th as to the status of Stark County's entry into the September, 2015 Mandel initiated accountability project:
One to wonder what is taking Stark's other 16—other than Washington Township—townships, municipalities, villages and school districts (18, including R.G. Drage) so long to get up and running with accountability to the respective Stark County constituents, no?
Citizens, who are constituents of the above-listed political subdivisions, should be badgering local officials to get off their collective duffs and follow the lead of Alliancy city officials, Washington Township officials and, indeed, Auditor Harold in equipping the them, the citizens, to monitor how these officials are spending citizen tax dollars!