Minneapolis Delivers on Strategic Goals with Financial Transparency

March 18, 2015 – OpenGov

Shortly after elections last year, newly-elected Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges worked closely with City Council Members to develop the strategic goals and values that would guide their four-year term. Among the top priorities? Transparency, accountability, and ethics, along with the creation of a responsible tax policy and sound financial management to provide short-term stability and long-term fiscal health for the city.

And although Minneapolis has a long history of strong public engagement, one key value stood out from the rest — building public trust by ensuring that residents have access to services and information about how the city government actually works.

It was a natural fit, then, for city officials to seek new ways to make its financial information available to the public in a more user friendly manner than had been done in the past.

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