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Clallam County Budget Transparency Tool


Clallam County Opens Books With Launch of Budget Transparency Tool


OpenGov platform engages residents with Visual access to County budget data

July 3, 2017 – Clallam County announces the launch of a new digital platform powered by OpenGov that provides residents, elected officials, and staff access to the county's finances and performance information. The OpenGov platform transforms complex financial data into an interactive, digital format that enables better analysis and understanding of the county's finances. The intuitive design makes it easier to explore how taxpayer money is collected and spent. The platform may be accessed at http://clallamcountywa.opengov.com

The platform currently displays ten years of government spending and revenue detail in a user-friendly portal. Users can view historical revenue and expenditure trends over time and explore multiple views of financial data, including by fund, department, expense, or revenue type. The current year to Budget report provides insight into spending and revenues year-to-date. For example, visitors to the platform may answer frequently asked questions such as "What has the county spent on supplies during the current year vs. budget?" or "How much did the county collect in taxes over 10 years?" and then share that information directly from the platform via email or on social media.

Clallam County Board of Commissioner Comments:

From Commissioner Mark Ozias, Chair:
"Informed and engaged citizens are vital to our democracy. Clallam County has taken a big step in this direction with the implementation of OpenGov, a powerful software tool that allows anybody to take a deep dive into County finances with ease. I encourage anyone who is interested, or who wants to better understand their County government, to check it out."

From Commissioner Randy Johnson:
"I believe that the information system provided by OpenGov is a powerful tool to make the financial numbers available in the County understandable in a meaningful way. The flexibility in the OpenGov format will allow individuals interested in the County's finances and spending patterns to be updated and informed in a format of their choosing which in turn can only provide a method for asking better questions/making better decisions."

From Commissioner Bill Peach:
"I really appreciate the work the County staff have put into the information system, OpenGov. It is easy to use. Anyone that wants to know how County Government is using your tax dollars can have their questions answered quickly using a computer. I support transparency and look forward to the discussions this new system will create."


Questions or comments regarding use of site is available through the Site's help menu or directly emailing Debi Cook, Financial System Administrator/Budget Director at .