Jersey City 2014 Proposed Spending Interactive Budget

2014 Proposed Budget

The 2014 draft was published by the mayor on the city website on March 20, 2014 and will be discussed during the next city council meeting on March 27th, 2014. See the council calendar here.

You can download spreadsheet version of the 2014 budget at funding (revenues) and spending (appropriations).

About the project

The Jersey City Interactive Budget was created by members of Open JC in collaboration with the mayor's office. The project's vision is to help residents understand the city's budget in a simple, visual form.

The interactive budget is based on official documents from the Jersey City website. The official documents on the city website are in PDF format, meaning they can be viewed but not searched or otherwise used for further analysis. Open JC members converted the 2013 adopted budget data to spreadsheets. The process started during the Hack Night on January 7th, 2014 and continued during the National PDF Liberation Event on January 17-19, 2014, where our project won the first prize! The machine readable data is available on open data portal.

Jersey City council approves temporary 2014 budget plan

Jersey City City Council members Michael Yun and Rich Boggiano, right, spoke at yesterday's council meeting about the 2014 budget. (Jersey Journal file photo)

How would you use Open Budget?

We're trying to build a tool that's useful to all of Jersey City, New Jersey — community advocates, journalists, city officials, and the people they serve. We want your ideas.

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Help build this!

We meet Tuesdays 7:30–9:30pm at Indiegrove as part of Open JC Hack Night. Our source code is open and you can contribute on GitHub.

Contributors

Open JC: Akisia Grigsby, Valerio Luccio, Anna Lukasiak, Tom Lukasiak, Catherine Mulbrandon, Stephen Musgrave, Victor Olex, Joshua Parkhurst, Don Pflaster, Brigid D'Souza. Special thanks to Mia Scanga, CPA, for explaining to us how the budget works; Brian Platt from the mayor's office for collaborating on the project; and Candice Osborne, Ward E council woman, for her ongoing support for Open JC.