AUBURN, MA (August 31, 2018) – The Town of Auburn announced today that it has partnered with ClearGov, a leading municipal transparency, and benchmarking platform, to launch an infographic-based fiscal transparency center. This new tool provides taxpayers an easy-to-understand, visual breakdown of Auburn’s finances, as well as insights into the Town’s demographics.
The Town is part of a growing movement of Massachusetts municipalities that are taking transparency to a new level on the ClearGov platform, which also showcases basic profiles of every municipality in the state. Auburn has added detailed revenue and expenditure breakdowns of its General Fund data, as well as their budgeted funds. Auburn has also added information regarding the Town’s debt.
“We are excited to launch our new Transparency Center to enable citizens to easily view the breakdown of the Town’s revenues and expenses as well as demographics. This new tool allows taxpayers to see how their tax dollars are spent and provides a better understanding of the fiscal operations of the Town of Auburn”, stated Town Manager Julie A. Jacobson.
“Auburn is a community which takes pride in being transparent and accountable,” said Chris Bullock, CEO of ClearGov. “Transparent, accountable leadership drives citizen trust and engagement by providing user-friendly access to the inner workings of government.”
ClearGov sources publicly available financial data on municipalities to create easy-to-understand transparency websites for all municipalities across the United States, which are made available to the public for free. Municipalities can choose to upgrade and enhance their publicly available transparency site with more robust information and provide context through commentary on the figures.
Visit Auburn’s Website: http://www.auburnguide.com/pages/index Visit Auburn’s ClearGov site: https://www.cleargov.com/massachusetts/worcester/town/auburn/2018