The City of Newburgh has become the first municipality in Orange County and the first city across the region to implement a tool allowing residents to view the budget with graphs and tables.
City officials announced today the launch of a new, web-based, mobilefriendly Digital Budget Book, which is powered by ClearGov, in an effort to provide “budgeting transparency” and “community-centered government.” ClearGov is a leading provider of budgeting management software for local governments.
“We are committed to delivering results everyday for our community, and we are eager to welcome residents into the process with a data-based approach to government,” said City Manager Todd Venning. “The City of Newburgh’s story is one of community power and resiliency, and the Digital Budget Book invites the world to read along as we chart our progress.”
The City of Newburgh’s Digital Budget Book presents the annual budget online, in an intuitive format with interactive graphs and tables designed to make complex financial data easy to understand. The Digital Budget Book is mobile-friendly and ADA-optimized for assistive technologies, and adheres to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) best practices.
“ClearGov is pleased to partner with the City of Newburgh to create a modern, website-based budget book that’s easy to understand,” said Chris Bullock, CEO of ClearGov. “Residents should be proud of the leadership the City of Newburgh has demonstrated by embracing innovation and taking this essential next step toward true clarity and accountability in local government.”
Venning explained that the best way to learn more about the Digital Budget Book and the City of Newburgh’s finances is to go online and explore: “We strongly encourage residents to visit their Digital Budget Book today to see their tax dollars at work.”
The City of Newburgh’s 2023 Digital Budget Book can be found here: https://www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/184/Citys-Annual-Budget