For Immediate Release
April 13, 2016
Clarkstown Launches Budget Transparency Tool
‘Accountable Clarkstown’ platform engages residents with access to budget data, documents
(New City, NY) – Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann announced today the launch of a new digital platform called ‘Accountable Clarkstown’ that provides residents, elected officials and staff, unprecedented access to the Town’s finances. ‘Accountable Clarkstown’ transforms complex financial data into an interactive, digital format that enables better analysis and understanding of the Town’s finances. The intuitive design makes it easier to explore how taxpayer money is collected and spent. The platform may be accessed by clicking the ‘Accountable Clarkstown’ logo on the town’s website at Clarkstown.org.
The OpenGov platform displays 5 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.
“On day one I promised the people of Clarkstown a more transparent and responsive government,” said Supervisor Hoehmann. “By giving our residents access to our financial information, we take another step toward a government that the people of our Town can be proud of.”
Beyond sharing information with the public, the Town can also use ‘Accountable Clarkstown’ internally to create custom reports, manage operations to budget, and keep administrators informed.