We’re pleased to announce the phase two release of the Charlottesville Budget visualization tool. This version includes important new features including integrating proposed versus actual budget numbers, bar chart views, user control panel, advanced admin panel controls, and social media integration (see examples below). This release builds upon our initial development of the tool from open source software and our previous addition of quarterly reports. The addition of the budgeted versus actual numbers is included on our open data page as a bulk CSV download or JSON feed.
Taking yet another step to making budget data clearer and more transparent, we’re appreciate of the efforts of the City of Charlottesville to make this happen. This community-government partnership led to the creation of a tool at a fraction of the traditional cost and is a great example of what civic technology can accomplish. We worked closely with the city’s Office of Budget and Performance Management to transform a standard open source budget visualization into a customized platform of which we take great pride. Hoping that other municipalities can benefit from our work, the city has also agreed to share its customized platform with other budget offices. If you’re a local government interested in learning more about this, please let us know.
New URL: http://cville.budgetvis.com
Budgeted versus actual comparison
Bar chart view
User control panel for ease of navigation