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City Launches Open Budget Platform

The City has launched its Open Budget data platform available at http://budget.bakersfieldcity.us.

The Open Budget application provides a visual, intuitive means of exploring and analyzing the City's operating and capital budgets. The charts, graphs and tables are interactive - allowing users to better understand how the City allocates taxpayer dollars.

Interactive charts and graphs allow users to “dig down” into the budget, exploring how funds are allocated across City departments, programs and capital improvement projects. Users can also access the raw budget data that powers the visualizations, providing another level of transparency.

The data contained with the platform is updated after each accounting period closes, which generally occurs the first week of each month. Historical revenue and expenditure data is available for each fiscal year going back to 2013.

The Open Budget platform continues the City’s commitment to providing open data to residents, businesses and the community.