Lawrence, KS, June 21, 2017 — Douglas County government today launched, Open Budget Douglas County enabling citizens easy access to see how county tax dollars are spent.
The site is available at http://budget.douglascountyks.org.
"Our community now has online access and easy-to-understand information to see how our budget reflects the values and priorities of the people of Douglas County," said Mike Gaughan, Chair of the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners.
With the launch of Open Budget, Douglas County joins best-in-class digital governments dedicated to ensuring that financial data is easily accessible and understandable to its residents. Rather than wading through hundreds of pages of scanned legal and financial documents, residents and government staff can now see financial data contextualized in charts, graphs, and visualizations that are attractive, navigable, and easy to understand.
Douglas County partnered with Socrata, a leading data platform provider for government bodies, in developing the site.
“Our vision is that Open Budget will be a regularly visited and utilized application and a valuable source of information for citizens, elected officials, and Douglas County staff,” said County Administrator Craig Weinaug.