Okay, so our budget is online. Yay! That's cool. Our annual CAFR as well. Yeah, that's cool too. But not only do you have to know the lingo, but you've also got to have the patience to get into the details.
What if....let's say, you could get on the Town's website, look at the Town's budget in graphic or tabular form (you choose - either or both). And then, you could click and filter down into each department line item - until you could see exactly what a department budgets and spends on their telephone bill for example.
Wait! You can! Thanks to OpenGov Inc, you can visit the Town's Fiscal Transparency Portal and do just that! And soon, not only will you be able to drill down into the line item, but you'll be able to drill down into each vendor and see what the Town's paid and to whom. That's coming soon!
But for now, check this out!