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Mendocino County FY2018-19 Update to the OpenGov Interactive Financial Transparency Platform

Post Date:01/02/2019 1:45 PM

The County of Mendocino is announcing an update to our financial transparency platform powered by OpenGov. The platform provides the public, elected officials, and staff unprecedented access to the County’s budgets and financial performance information by transforming complex financial data into interactive, intuitive visual formats. The OpenGov tool will be regularly updated with new financial data and performance metrics. The platform may be accessed at www.mendocinocounty.org/opengov or by visiting www.mendocinocounty.org/budget and clicking the link for the “County Budget Portal”.

The County’s OpenGov Budget Transparency Portal currently contains annual data for the past 10 years of government spending and revenue detail as well as the current fiscal year budget in a single user-friendly portal. Users can view historical revenue and expenditure trends over time and explore multiple views of financial data, including by fund, department, expense, or revenue type. For example, citizens viewing the budget portal will be able to answer questions such as:
• “How much Tax revenue does the county collect each year?”
• “How much did the county spend on Public Safety over the past 10 years?”
• “What revenues has the county collected for Cannabis related activities?”
Using the built in “share” feature, graphs, charts, and data tables can be easily shared directly from the platform via email or on social media like Facebook and Twitter. Data can also be exported and downloaded from the system to allow for offline review or analysis. By making our financial data easily accessible in an intuitive, digital format, the county is demonstrating its commitment to support efficient, data-driven and publicly transparent government.

For more information, please contact the Mendocino County Executive Office at (707) 463 4441 or CEO@mendocinocounty.org.

Attachments:   OpenGov Flyer

              OpenGov Basic Information & FAQ Sheet


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