City of Tallahassee, Florida Launches OpenGov Transparency Site

May 13, 2016 – OpenGov


Photo Credit: Sean Pavone

We’re excited to welcome the City of Tallahassee, Florida to the OpenGov platform! This week, the city launched its public transparency site and received local news coverage. Tallahassee seeks to help citizens understand revenues and expenses, answer common questions, and drive public engagement. The city’s OpenGov site highlights important information with Saved Views such as:

  • What is the Tallahassee Police Department Budget Plan?
  • What are the major revenue sources for StarMetro?
  • What are the revenues that support the General Fund?

Saved Views are key to an effective transparency site, and Tallahassee takes this to heart. Focusing on the first example, the site gives residents an overview of the Police Department’s Budget Plan. Clicking on the Saved View takes citizens to an overview of departmental expenses:


Citizens can then explore more and dig deeper. For example, users can see how police expenses have changed over time by selecting a different chart type. Expenses for the Northern Patrol Sector have increased dramatically since 2012-2013:


Alternatively, users can view police expenses by expense type, then drill into Personnel expenses. Click the filter tab on the left of the screen and select the perspective you need:


Tallahassee launched its OpenGov site with a landing page and a compelling tutorial video:

Source: The City of Tallahassee

We congratulate Tallahassee on its launch! Check out Tallahassee’s OpenGov site to see how the city engages citizens with budget transparency.

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