Financial Dashboard: Where do your tax dollars go
From the ResetSF launch event, transparency was a popular theme. As an open government advocate, I do believe in the well-known quote from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeisthat that “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” SF is a leader in this space but we can do so much more. I’d like to see a financial dashboard that provides complete transparency as to where our tax dollars are going. Here is more detail from an amazing intern that worked for the City:
- Ability to see the amount of City services per capita on an individual, district, zip code and city-wide basis;
- Ability to find contact information for elected representatives on a district, zip-code and city-wide level that are responsible for City service delivery;
- Ability to compare financial information for the current fiscal year with that of previous years.