Southlake Open Data
(Financial) Transparency goes local.
The availability of data is essential to an accountable and open government. Thus, the City of Southlake is committed to government transparency by providing interactive financial data and intuitive insight into City services in an engaging and visual way.
Recognizing the need to provide transparency of financial data and optimizing service to our customers through innovative business solutions, the City of Southlake offers OpenGov as the base of reporting interactive data, with dynamic graphs and tables to review and share.
With OpenGov, you can find financial data as easily as using Google to find a good restaurant while on vacation. View and analyze expenses, tax collections by fund, capital project costs, payroll and vendor payments or revenue trends by fiscal year. Our goal is to provide you with an even better understanding of the City's current budget and how it's put to work every day.
We are open. We invite you to explore.
- What is OpenGov?
- How do I select the data I want to see?
- Can I select more than one item?
- How do I see the actual numbers within the graph?
- Can I see the data in a different graph?
- Can I save the data I am looking at?
- I have a question about the data. How can I learn more?
- What does CCPD stand for?
- What does CEDC stand for?
- What does SPDC stand for?
Southlake OpenGov allows you to explore budget and historical finances in a simple graphical user interface.
- You'll notice the title of the Report you are viewing in the top left corner.
- Click on Views on the left-hand side to view a list of common or favorite views on each report.
- Select Filters to display key menus.
- You can use the Show drop-down to select the data that is of most interest to you.
- Use the Broken Down By drop-down to specify the category you would like the data organized by in your chart or graph.
- Select the Filtered By option to view the data filters. These filters will allow you to select exactly which data you want to include, or exclude, from your graph or chart.
- Use the Search function inside each filter to find exactly what you are looking for.
- If your organization has uploaded multiple years of data, a Fiscal Year slider will be present below the Filtered By menu. Move the sliders to choose the fiscal year(s) of data you would like to see.
- There are five different types of visual representations of the data:
- A stacked percentage graph to see percentage changes over time.
- A stacked line graph to visualize overall trends over time.
- A line graph overlaying each trend over time.
- A pie chart to view percentage breakdowns by year. To view data for other years, move the slider below the pie chart.
- A bar chart comparing trends and percentage breakdowns over time.
- Below any chart or graph, you can view a Table detailing the financial information in the visualization above.
- Use the Help drop-down in the top right corner to:
- View a short How-To Guide with tips on navigating the platform.
- Recall the Welcome Screen.
- View a short Multi-Fund Accounting 101 primer with basic information on multi-fund accounting.
- Contact the administrators of the account.
- Use the Share drop-down in the top right corner to:
- Share your customized graph or chart through social media.
- Send a link to your customized graph or chart through email.
- Use the Download drop-down in the top right corner to:
- Download an image of the graph or table as a .png file.
- Download a spreadsheet as a .csv file.