Join us for a City Spending Data Party and map the money near you!Outdated Content Warning: This content refers to an older version of OpenSpending. See here for information about the next version of OpenSpending and ways to contribute.
More than half of the citizens of the world live in a city. From schools to fire brigades cities are responsible for some of the most important services we can think of when it comes to government. So whether the nearby school is paid by your city, council or Município chances are that the service is operated near you and that everyone should have access to information about the money is being spent.
We are therefore thrilled to announce the global City Spending Data Party - July 19th to 21st.
Where: Add your city to the list
Who: You, other spending explorers and the rest of the OpenSpending community
The Spending Data Party came together thanks to feedback and engagement from Hasadna (Israel), OpenBudgetOakland, OpenKratio, BudgIT (Nigeria), OKF Japan and OKF Nepal. With the City Spending Data Party we want to open budget and spending data from cities to help us all get a sense of where the money is being spent. We hope that you will join to open up the budget and spending of your city!
Register for the City Spending Data Party !
###Explore spending in your city - dive in
Maybe you can learn a few tricks from [OpenBudgetOakland](http://openbudgetoakland.org/mayor_13-15_proposed.html) who created a site where citizens have been commenting on the budget proposal throughout the entire decision making process.
Cities such as [London](http://openspending.org/gb-local-gla) and [Washington DC](http://openspending.org/dc-vendors-contractors) release transactional spending data that allows you to see what companies clean up the garbage and repair the roads. Let's make many more cities open up their spending data!
Fear not! We'll make sure to share guides on how to access budget and spending data from your city and will also organise a **Data Clinic on July 10th**, where we'll help you search for data or ask your city for it, if it's not available.
Would you like to join us mapping the money near you on **July 19th to 21st**? Register for the **City Spending Data Party** below!