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Financial Transparency
In an effort to increase consistency and transparency in financial reporting and budgeting, the City of East Palo Alto is pleased to present our Financial Transparency portal.  The City partnered with OpenGov to provide a new, web-based financial transparency and intelligence tool that dynamically presents graphical revenue and expense trend information as well as line item informational detail.

By accessing the OpenGov portal, users have around-the-clock access to historical audited financial data and current adopted and amended budget data for each reportable fund of the City.

We invite you to access the data portal to explore a new standard of information transparency.  For additional context and descriptions of the City’s funds and departments, please refer to the City’s Fiscal Year 2015-16 Adopted Budget.

OpenGov How-to Guide:

OpenGov allows you to explore budget and historical finances in a simple graphical user interface. 

  • Use the Help drop-down in the top right corner to:
    • View a short How-To Guide with tips on navigating the platform.
    • Recall the Welcome Screen.
    • View a short Budget 101 primer with basic information on multi-fund accounting.
    • Contact the administrators of the account.

  • There are five different types of visual representations of the data:
    • A stacked percentage graph to see percentage changes over time.
    • A stacked line graph to visualize overall trends over time.
    • A line graph overlaying each trend over time.
    • A pie chart to view percentage breakdowns by year. To view data for other years, move the slider below the pie chart.
    • A bar chart comparing trends and percentage breakdowns over time.

  • You'll notice the title of the Report you are viewing in the top left corner.

  • Below any chart or graph, you can view a Table detailing the financial information in the visualization above.

  • Use the Share drop-down in the top right corner to:
    • Share your customized graph or chart through social media.
    • Send a link to your customized graph or chart through email.
    • Use the Download drop-down in the top right corner to:
    • Download an image of the graph or table as a .png file.
    • Download a spreadsheet as a .csv file.

For additional information on OpenGov and to access education materials, please visit: