Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — OpenGov.com, a Silicon Valley-based government technology company, and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti today released a budget transparency site for the City of Los Angeles. The OpenGov Platform lets administrators and residents explore the City's finances through interactive visualizations of current and past budgets, including multi-year trends and departmental revenue and expenditure details.
"The City of Los Angeles is setting a new standard for financial transparency and public reporting. By transforming their data into meaningful, actionable information, the city brings its immense data to life,” says Zachary Bookman, CEO and co-founder of OpenGov.com. “This is a powerful opportunity to create engagement and strengthen the relationship between the City and the community.”
Mayor Garcetti and Deputy Mayor Rick Cole initiated the partnership to make the government administration’s finances easily accessible and understandable.
“My new budget website gives residents a better way to see how their tax dollars are being collected and spent, making LA city government more transparent and accountable,” said Mayor Garcetti. The Mayor's back to basics agenda is focused on making city government more efficient, responsive, transparent and accountable, and he has used technology as a key way to achieve this.
With today’s release, Los Angeles joins a growing list of cities, counties, state agencies, school systems, and special districts across the country that leverage the OpenGov Platform to publish their budget data in an easy-to-use format.
The public is invited to explore the LA OpenGov site on the Mayor’s web site http://lamayor.org/openbudget, or directly at http://LosAngeles.OpenGov.com/.
About OpenGov.com OpenGov offers web-based software for state and local government finances. The OpenGov Platform provides instant access to the budget and visualizes current and historic revenue and expenses. Government officials and citizens use the platform to understand, analyze, and share financial data. Learn more at http://opengov.com/.