West Sacramento Launches OpenGov Platform to Increase Government Transparency

New User-Friendly Site Makes It Easier for the Public to See How Tax Dollars are Spent


West Sacramento, Calif., June 15, 2017 – The City of West Sacramento 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.

“We’re thrilled about this interactive tool which allows citizens to explore budget and other financial data online,” said City Manager Martin Tuttle. “ OpenGov takes the guesswork out of tracking City spending, and we invite the community to explore the budget using this handy application.”

West Sacramento’s new OpenGov platform improves both internal and public access to key financial information, which provides better analysis and performance measurement along with civic engagement.

Users can drill into current year spending and compare to previous fiscal years dating back to 2009 through interactive graphs that easily present revenue and expenses by fund, department and type. For example, users may answer frequently asked questions such as “How is our Parks & Recreation money spent?” or “What is West Sacramento’s property tax revenue?” and then share that information directly from the platform via email or on social media.

“We’re excited to partner with West Sacramento to harness the power of technology to increase government effectiveness and accountability,” said OpenGov CEO Zac Bookman. “From purchasing office supplies, to approving multi-million dollar improvement projects, 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.”

West Sacramento joins a growing number of local governments nationwide who rely on OpenGov’s next generation cloud software.


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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West Sacramento Contact:
Paul Hosley
Superion
916-617-4516

OpenGov Contact:
Brian Purchia
OpenGov, Inc.
202-253-4330
pr@opengov.com


Published: June 15, 2017