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Press Releases: Controller’s Office Releases Data Visualization on City’s Revised Budget

For immediate release: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Contact: Jolene Nieves Byzon, 215-300-1071

Philadelphia, PA – As part of an ongoing effort to increase transparency around the City’s finances during the COVID-19 crisis, the Office of the City Controller released an interactive data visualization tool for the City’s revised fiscal year 2021 budget and Five Year Financial Plan. The tool aims to illustrate changes in budgeted spending and projected revenue using data from the Kenney Administration’s updated budget proposed on May 1, 2020.

“As we navigate this crisis, Philadelphians deserve to understand how City services and operations will be impacted,” said City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart. “By making the data around the Mayor’s revised proposed budget accessible, it’s my hope that residents will be able to take a more active role in the City’s budget process.”

The visualization includes data on planned spending and estimated revenue for fiscal years 2020 through 2025.  Spending data can be broken down by fiscal year, City department, spending class and spending category.  Additionally, revenue data can be viewed by fiscal year and revenue source.

Explore the tool here.

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