Financial Transparency Portal
In an effort to provide a more inclusive and transparent budget, the City of Yreka is pleased to present our Financial Transparency portal. The city has partnered with OpenGov to provide a new web-based financial transparency tool allows the users to interact through online queries information about the City of Yreka’s revenues and expenses. Charts and tables help illustrate historical trends and displays line item level details.
By leveraging the OpenGov platform, residents and staff will have access to use this website anytime anywhere to gain a better understanding of the city’s budget and actuals. Yreka has joined other cities in the State of California to publicly release its financial data on the OpenGov platform.
Explore this site to get a feel for a new standard of transparency. For additional context and descriptions of the city’s departments and programs, please refer to our Budget Overview online at yrekaca.opengov.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is OpenGov?
A: OpenGov is a platform that transforms complex financial information into interactive reports that make it easy to see how taxpayer money is collected and spent.
Q: How do I select the data I want to see?
A: To focus on specific data — like a fund, department, expense type, or any combination — use the menu on the left side panel. The “Broken Down By” drop-down allows you to specify which breakdown you want the graphs and table rows to represent on the graph. You can analyze the expense and revenues data by fund, department, or type.
Q: Can I select more than fund or departments?
A: Yes. Use the Data Filter on the left side panel to make specific selections within the data. The Data Filter shows you the hierarchical relationships of Funds, Departments, and Account Types. You'll notice the title of the graph you are viewing on top along with the account type selector. You can use the filter to see the data of most interest to you.
Q: How do I see the actual numbers within the graph?
A: Hover over any area of the graph to see the actual or budgeted amounts for that period. Or, just scroll down to see a table with detailed information below the graph.
Q: Can I see the data in a different graph?
A: In the upper right hand corner, you will see options for the different graphs and tables. There are five graph types: an area graph, an area graph by percentage, a line graph, a pie graph, and a bar chart. Additionally, there is always a table view below any graph. The table allows you to zoom-in on the detailed financial data selected in the chart or graph above.
Q: Why are there sometimes spikes in one year?
A: In reviewing multiple years of data, you may see "spikes" in the individual years; this can be due to unexpected expenses, such as a hard winter, equipment failure, a capital project, or a specific event that required additional funds. You can drill-down into our OpenGov site to learn more about where exactly those expense or revenues are categorized.
Q: Can I save the data I am looking at?
A: Yes, there are Share and Download buttons in the upper right corner. You can share any view on a social network or by email. There are also options to download the displayed data in .csv spreadsheet and .png image formats. Additionally, you can copy and paste the url at the top of the page you are viewing.
Q: How do I learn more about government accounting?
A: Use the Help menu on the top right corner to navigate to the “Budget 101” primer to learn more about multi-fund accounting.
Q: I have a question. How do I contact my organization?
A: Use the Help menu on the top right corner to navigate to the “Contact” option to send a message to the City organization.