The Cape Cod Commission partnered with Cape communities to launch a cloud-based platform to increase government accountability and improve access to important public information.
The OpenGov platform, made available through the Commission’s Strategic Information Office, is live in Provincetown, Falmouth and Sandwich. It represents a close, hands-on collaboration between the towns and Commission with several months of work translating financial data with staff in each town.
Users can access historical and current financial data to look at big-picture overviews or drill down to finite details. The data is also downloadable.
Powered by OpenGov’s Smart Government CloudTM, the platform will help these Cape towns with budget planning, improve internal data management, and make important information easily accessible to residents, elected officials and administrators. By letting residents track how their tax dollars are being spent, the platform is intended to help build greater trust in government and increase civic engagement.
There are times additional information may be sought out by residents, the financial community, or elected officials. Oftentimes that information is most easily understood through interactive charts and graphs. The Portal allows you to explore historical and budgeted financial data in a simple graphical user interface. The main view includes a chart or graph, a legend and various controls to view expenses by departments out of various funds.