City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
196227
Work Completed
Jun 5, 2014 6:00 PM

That the Director of Finance and this Board’s Committee on Finance review the attached article on Arlington’s “visual budget”.

Information

Department:City CouncilSponsors:City Councilor At Large Mary Jo Rossetti
Category:OrderPurposes:Order

Attachments

  1. MMA Visual Budget article for MT#8800

Official Text

That the Director of Finance and this Board’s Committee on Finance review the attached MMA article, (from the February 2014 issue of The Beacon), relative to the Town of Arlington’s “visual budget”.

Meeting History

Feb 18, 2014 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting

Alderman Rossetti explained how tax payers can see how their tax money is expended and requested that the item be referred to the Director of Finance.

RESULT:APPROVED
Apr 9, 2014 6:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Bean will report back on this item.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
May 29, 2014 6:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Bean stated that Somerville already has the same data on the web, but not in graphical form. He feels that this would be a worthwhile project to explore for the city’s new website and he believes that it might be able to be accomplished in-house. Mr. Boukili referenced the city’s Data Dashboard, developed by SomerStat, and asked the aldermen to review it for feedback.

RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
Jun 5, 2014 6:00 PM Video City Council Special Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED