Pueblo County opens the books with OpenGov

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PUEBLO – Pueblo County is opening its books. The days of searching 200-plus page budget documents for elusive financial data are over. Pueblo County citizens and administrators are now empowered to ask the financial questions they want to ask and get the answers they’re looking for on demand.
Pueblo County publicly launched OpenGov, a financial transparency application that transforms complex financial data into an interactive, digital format, on Monday, March 19.  The new tool gives the public access to the same financial information Pueblo County government leaders use when making financial decisions.
“As stewards of public money, the public deserves to know where their dollars go. More than 57.8 percent of the County’s $163 million budget comes from taxes. Now, within a few clicks of the mouse, they can see where the County expends that money.” Commissioner Garrison Ortiz said.
Users can immediately dive right in by going to county.pueblo.org/opengov. The County’s OpenGov landing page provides ten quick links to ten of the County’s most commonly asked financial questions. From there, answers to questions such as, “How much revenue does the County collect from cannabis?” or “How much does the County spend on the jail?” are just one effortless click away.
For the more inquisitive minds who want to drill down further into the county finance rabbit hole, a written How-to-Guide and instructional video are provided on the County’s landing page as well.
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Ashley Huggins in the Pueblo County Budget and Finance Department at huggins@pueblocounty.us or 719.583.4411.
About OpenGov Inc.
OpenGov transforms the way the world analyzes and allocates public money. With more than 700 government customers across 44 states in a rapidly expanding network, OpenGov is the market leader in cloud-based financial intelligence, budgeting, and transparency for government. The OpenGov platform transforms government financial data into intuitive, interactive visualizations for both internal government users and citizens. OpenGov technology empowers administrators to make better policy decisions by measuring budget to actual expenditures, comparing data across departments and other governments and streamlining the budgeting process. Founded in 2012 with headquarters in Silicon Valley, OpenGov works with leading governments of all sizes including Minneapolis, New Haven, and Beaufort, SC. Learn more at www.opengov.com.