As Controller, Michael Lamb has put a focus on making Pittsburgh government more transparent.  Lamb created Open Book Pittsburgh, a website that allows citizens to search and view all City contracts, and campaign contributions and expenses of all candidates running for office in the City of Pittsburgh.  Lamb also released Pittsburgh’s first Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), a user-friendly version of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) that provides a clearer picture of the state of Pittsburgh’s finances and information on Pittsburgh’s demographics and government.  

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh controller launches comprehensive city spending website

Pittsburgh controller launches comprehensive city spending website By Christopher Huffaker Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb launched an online platform Friday opening up access to city spending, employee demographic and payroll information. At a press conference at the City-County Building, Mr. Lamb called it “a great moment for the city as we begin to provide a level …

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WTAE: City controller warns against privatization of Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority

City controller warns against privatization of Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority By Bob Mayo PITTSBURGH — City controller Michael Lamb has been a critic of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) in the past, but now he’s giving it some credit for progress and warning against any proposals to privatize it. Lamb said in a …

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TribLive: Pittsburgh controller cautions against privatization of PWSA

Pittsburgh controller cautions against privatization of PWSA By Megan Guza Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb on Thursday applauded the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s steady improvements under the control of the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission and warned against calls to privatize the water authority. Peoples Natural Gas has proposed creating Peoples Water and developing a public-private partnership …

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Lamb defeats Rudiak in Pittsburgh controller’s race

Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb deflected a challenge Tuesday from city Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, all but guaranteeing himself another four years as what he calls the “independent voice on Grant Street.” No Republicans sought their party’s nomination, so Mr. Lamb’s victory in the Democratic primary means he’ll probably sail through the general election and into a …

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