The OpenGov platform provides instant online access to the budget, and interactively displays current and historic revenue and expenses down to the fund, department, object and checkbook level.
The City of Creve Coeur intends to use OpenGov internally
to create custom reports, help operations manage to budget, keep informed, and help with important workflows from the budgeting process to internal audits. Externally
, the platform is used to publish interactive budgets and share this information with the community.
Maintaining budget data on OpenGov's platform enables the City to provide citizens, elected officials and internal staff the ability to:
- View historical revenue and expenditure trends over time.
- Explore multiple vies of budget data, including by fund, department, expense or revenue type, or activity.
- Answer frequently asked questions, such as "What did the city spend on police over the past five years?" or "How have property tax revenues changed over the past few years?"
- Track year-to-date revenue and expenses and view how departments operate to budget.