This week DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer released an interactive dashboard (cfoinfo.dc.gov) that provides an intuitive interface for taxpayers to analyze budgets, expenditures and spending plans. Advanced filtering capabilities allow zeroing in on key financial data in a few clicks, such as overtime pay for firefighters, federal subsidies for Medicare/Medicaid programs, Contractual costs for after care programs, etc. The dashboard also allows an analysis of FY2011 proposed budgets for public dialog and analysis.
This dashboard is currently in beta and there are plans to add many more data sources and feeds. Video tutorials are provided outlining key usability features.
We are looking to get the word out to DC Taxpayers, for feedback and suggestions, and to share our experience with others who may be interested in similar endeavors. Check out cfoinfo.dc.gov and help us carry the ball forward.