The City of Pittsburgh Launches Financial Transparency Platform - Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh

OpenGov Platform provides user-friendly, digital access to City Budget

The City of Pittsburgh today announced the launch of Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh, a new financial data platform powered by that provides the public, City officials and the media unprecedented access to city budget data. The powerful visualization software transforms volumes of raw data into an intuitive, digital format that improves access, understanding and analysis of the budget. The platform may be accessed at or on Twitter @fiscalfocuspgh.

The OpenGov platform displays three years of government spending and revenue detail, including the 2015 budget, in a user-friendly portal. Users can view historical revenue and expenditure trends over time and explore multiple views of budget data, including by fund, department, expense or revenue type. For example, visitors to the platform may answer frequently asked questions such as “What does the City receive from charging fees?” or “How much does the City spend on salaries across all departments?”

The launch of the OpenGov platform demonstrates the City’s commitment to make finances more accessible and understandable.

Published: Februray 4, 2015