In reviewing multiple years of data, you may see “spikes” in the individual years; this can be due to planned one-time costs, a capital projects, unexpected expenses, or a specific event that required additional funds. You can drill down in our OpenGov platform to learn more about how exactly those expenses or revenues are categorized.
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To focus on specific data—like a fund, department, expense type, or any combination use the menu on the left side panel. The “By” drop-down allows you to specify which breakdown you want the grpahs and table rows to represent on the graph. You can analyze the expense and revenues data by fund, department or type.
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.
Hover over any are of the graph to see the actual or budgeted amounts for that period. Or, just scroll down to see a table with detailed information.
In the upper right hand corner, you will see options for the different graphs and table. There are five graph types overall:
Yes, there are Share and Download buttons in the upper right corner. You can share any view on social media or by email. There are also options to download the displayed data in .png image and .csv spreadsheet formats.
Use the Help Menu on the top right corner to navigate the “Budget 1010” primer to learn more about multi-fund accounting.
Use the Help menu on the top right corner to navigate to the “Contact" option to send your message to the City of Lake Forest.