In an effort to provide a more inclusive and transparent budget, the City of La Palma is pleased to present our Financial Transparency portal. The City partnered with OpenGov to provide a new web-based financial transparency and business intelligence tool that dynamically presents the City's revenues and expenses, from historical trends to line item level details.
The portal allows you to explore budget and historical finances in a simple graphical user interface. The main view includes a chart or graph, a legend, and various controls to view expenses by departments.
There are five different types of visual representations of the data - an area graph, an area graph by percentage, a line graph, a pie chart, and a table. You can change your view at any time by simply selecting the different type of representation. The data will automatically convert. These functions are on the top right.
You will notice the title of the chart or graph you are viewing on top along with the account type selector. You can use the filter to see the datat that is of most interest to you.
To focus on specific data - like department, expense type, revenue type, or any combination - look to the left and use the menu on the side panel. These selectors allow you to specify exactly what breakdown you want to graph or table to represent. When you select "Filtered by" the data filter pops up and allows you to turn on or turn off selected filters that category.
You can download the data into a .csv spreadsheet or a .png image.
You can share the data, in any view, on a social network or by email.
The City makes every effort to provide accurate information to the OpenGov portal. However, some information may be inaccurate due to uploading, coding, human, or other error. All data is subject to change until annual audits are completed by an external auditor. Audited financial information can be found in the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), available here on the City’s website. To report an error, please email: