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Ari Hoffnung

New York City Deputy Comptroller
City of New York
Ari Hoffnung has been a leader in promoting transparency and civic engagement initiatives since he joined the Comptroller’s Office in 2010. He is the driving force behind Checkbook NYC, a website that empowers the public to keep an eye on more than $70 billion in annual government spending with detailed, up-to-date information about New York City’s revenues, expenditures, contracts, payroll, and budget, and was called the best of its kind by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Hoffnung also spearheaded The People’s Budget NYC, a crowd-sourcing website that offers taxpayers a platform to vote, discuss, and suggest new budget ideas.