In an effort to continue the commitment to be a “City Without Limits” and to enhance transparency in financial reporting, the City of Forney is excited to announce a partnership with OpenGov, an interactive tool that will allow residents to explore budget and other financial data online in various graphical formats. Through OpenGov, residents will also have access to the City’s financial books in ways that present virtually all information about City government spending and revenue, along with views of individual check and credit card payments to the public.
“Understanding the City budget and other financial information shouldn’t be challenge for those residents who seek the information,” said Assistant Finance Director Charity Wilson. “We are excited this easy-to-use tool will bring all of our financial information to life and looking to expand its capabilities in the near future, to contain more than just financial information.”
The City of Forney joins more than 1,600 cities, county and state governments, special districts and schools on the OpenGov network. The Cities of McKinney, Denton, and Burnet all use OpenGov to improve its budget process and increase government effectiveness and accountability. The City also plans expanding the use of OpenGov in the near future to other reports and departments that residents may be interested in such as Community Development and Public Works.
The pages will go live on the City of Forney website on November 3 and can be found on the main page of the website and at www.cityofforney.org/opengov. For more information about OpenGov, please visit www.opengov.com.