Stanton Unveils Interactive Transparency Program

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Contact:
Stephen Parker
Administrative Services Director City of Stanton
Tel. 714‐890‐4226 sparker@ci.stanton.ca.us

For Immediate Release

 

September 28, 2015 – Stanton, Calif. – Today, The City of Stanton announced the launch of a financial analysis website powered by OpenGov.com that provides residents, elected officials and staff unprecedented access to the city’s finances. The powerful web‐based platform transforms complex financial data into an interactive, digital format that enables better analysis and understanding of the city’s finances. The intuitive design makes it easier to explore how taxpayer money is collected and spent. The website may be accessed at ci.stanton.ca.us/opengov.

Stanton’s OpenGov platform displays budget city‐wide spending and revenue detail in a user‐ friendly format. Users can explore multiple views of financial data by fund, department, expense, or revenue type. Visitors to the platform may answer frequently asked questions such as “What did the city spend on Sheriff contract services since 2007,” or “How is Stanton Central Park being funded?”

Stanton City Manager, James A. Box points out, “With recent voter approved funds, the City is elevating its commitment to fiscal transparency.”

“By making its financial data easily accessible in an intuitive, digital format, the city is demonstrating its commitment to efficient, data‐driven and open government,” commented Zac Bookman, CEO and co‐founder of OpenGov.

With its recent launch, Stanton joins a growing list of more than 350 leading cities, counties, state agencies, school systems, and special districts across the country that leverage OpenGov technology.

 

About Stanton –The City of Stanton is located in northwestern Orange County. With a population of less than 39,000 in 3.1 square miles, many residents enjoy the small town community feel. The City was incorporated in 1956 and has enjoyed growth and prosperity since that time. The City’s motto ‐ Community Pride and Forward Vision identifies Stanton as a place where innovation and pride in the community are an important aspect of life in Stanton. For more information, please contact Stephen Parker at (714) 890‐4226 or visit the City’s website at www.ci.stanton.ca.us.

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