Oakland Park Increases Financial Transparency with OpenGov
POPULATION: 43,286 | AGENCY TYPE: City | ANNUAL BUDGET: $98 Million
Oakland Park revitalized its online presence with new website and OpenGov Transparency portal, which helps communicate the city’s finances to stakeholders
Oakland Park’s Smooth OpenGov Implementation
After deciding to implement the OpenGov platform, Thompson provided the OpenGov’s Customer Success team with Oakland Park’s general ledger data and Chart of Accounts. OpenGov used this information to build the City’s unique platform in just three days. “The OpenGov implementation was simple and painless,” Thompson said. “We timed the release of [our OpenGov Transparency portal] to the website launch and it worked really well. I think having the budget data in an interactive format on the new site is a great feature for our residents.”
Thompson noted that increasing transparency with respect to municipal financial data is becoming more common in Florida and beyond. “It is becoming more of a priority, especially now that new technologies are enabling governments to do this without burdening IT and other staff,” he said.