Financial Transparency

In an effort to provide a more inclusive and transparent budget, Ouray County is pleased to present its Financial Transparency portal. Ouray County partnered with OpenGov to provide a web-based financial transparency and business intelligence tool that dynamically presents the County's revenues and expenses, from historical trends to line item level details. 

By leveraging the OpenGov platform, residents, elected officials and staff can use this website to have around-the-clock access and better understanding of the Ouray County Budget. For additional context and descriptions of the County's departments and programs, please refer to the Ouray County Budget
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​Tips on How to Use OpenGov
Here are some general tips on how to use OpenGov:
  • 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 in the various funds. 
  • You'll notice the title of the chart or graph on top along with the account type selector. You can use the filter to see the data that is of most interest to you. 
  • To focus on specific date - like a fund, departments, expense 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 the graph or table to represent. When you select "Filtered By" the data filter pops up and allows you to turn on or off selected filters for that category - funds, departments, and expense type. 
  • There are five different types of visual representations of the data - an area graph, an area graph by percentage, a line graph, a pie graph, and a table. You can change your view by a type at any point by simply selecting the different type of representation. The data will automatically convert. These functions are located on the top right. 
  • There are saved views on the left hand side of the screen that were created for ease of reference to individual Funds, revenue and expenditures sources, etc. 
  • You can also download the data into a spreadsheet or image.