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Cloud-Based OpenGov Platform Enables Bell to Build Trust By Inviting Residents to Explore City Financial Data
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Bell, CA and OpenGov.com announced the deployment of a powerful new web-based tool that visualizes the city's financial data. By leveraging the OpenGov platform, the City of Bell has provided its employees and citizens with an unprecedented ability to access, understand, and analyze the city's budget. The site can be accessed by visiting: http://bell.opengov.com.
Finance Director Josh Betta led the effort to build trust and engagement with Bell's citizens by opening the government's finances to the public. On the platform, citizens and government officials can view the city's historical financial information and current budget through powerful visuals that present revenue and expenditure data in a structured format.
Bell's city council welcomed the partnership between the city and OpenGov.com. "The City of Bell is committed to building trust with its citizens," shared City of Bell Councilwoman Ana Maria Quintana. "OpenGov helps make this possible by creating a new level of transparency that clearly communicates how money flows through the city."
"The City of Bell has turned a new page by opening its finances," says Zachary Bookman, CEO and co-founder of OpenGov. "We are proud to support the city administration's efforts to engage the public and expect this platform to help them in their work."
OpenGov builds web-based financial visualization software and budget applications for state and local governments. The OpenGov platform allows instant access to financial data - from big picture trends to object-level details. Senior staff, elected officials, and citizens use OpenGov to understand complex budget data and historical numbers, and share the financial information. Learn more at OpenGov.com.
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