South El Monte Launches OpenGov Platform to Increase Government Transparency

South El Monte, Calif. - September 7, 2017 – The City of South El Monte has announced the launch of a new platform in partnership with OpenGov, the leader in government performance management, to improve transparency and increase access to important public information. The platform, powered by OpenGov’s Smart Government CloudTM allows residents to track government spending and also makes it easier for public officials to share complex financial and performance data in simple, understandable reports. The new software enables more transparent and effective governance and informed decision-making.

“This software will further the City’s goal for transparency and openness in the community,” said City Manager Jennifer Vasquez.

South El Monte’s new OpenGov platform empowers government officials and staff to conduct better analysis and performance measurement by improving access to key financial data. The platform also allows residents to view both monthly and annual financial reports, building greater trust in government and facilitating civic engagement. The public is also able to download the data to review, and share over email and social media.

“We’re excited to partner with South El Monte to harness the power of technology to increase government effectiveness and accountability,” said OpenGov CEO Zac Bookman. “Whether purchasing office supplies or funding a major infrastructure project, public officials will be able to easily report and track financial information, and local residents will be able to see how their tax dollars are being spent.”

South El Monte, a city of 20,000 located in Los Angeles County, joins a growing number of local governments nationwide who rely on OpenGov’s next generation cloud software. The City of Boston recently launched its updated Open Data platform, “Analyze Boston” supported by the OpenGov Smart Government Cloud, and both the City of Phoenix and the City of Burbank announced their own transparency efforts propelled by OpenGov.

In Los Angeles County alone, 34 governments have signed on with OpenGov, and a total of 87 governments are using OpenGov across Southern California, representing 10.4 million people and over $27 billion in annual expenditures.

South El Monte’s OpenGov platform can be viewed on the City’s website at cityofsouthelmonte.org.


About OpenGov


OpenGov is the leader in government performance management, with easy-to-use cloud software for better budgeting, improved operational intelligence, and comprehensive open data. OpenGov solutions give governments the right tools and relevant data for more informed decision-making and better outcomes for the public.

Over 1,500 public agencies in 48 states are part of the growing OpenGov network. Founded in 2012, OpenGov customers include the State Treasurer of Ohio, the city of Minneapolis, MN; Maricopa County, AZ; and Washington, DC. OpenGov is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Emerson Collective, 8VC, and Thrive Capital and has headquarters in Redwood City, CA.


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City of South El Monte Contact:
Mike Blazenski
Interim Finance Director
City of South El Monte, CA
626-579-6540

OpenGov Contact:
Joseph Roualdes
OpenGov, Inc.
415-823-2136
jroualdes@opengov.com


Published: September 7, 2017