Oklahoma City FY2017 Budget Visualizations

Understanding the city budget by visualizing data, providing a forum for dialogue, and sharing essential information about the budget process.

What we do

Open Budget: OKC promotes a deeper understanding of the city budget, so that citizens, officials, and other stakeholders can engage in more informed dialogue about how the Oklahoma City budget currently works and how it should work in the future.

How we do it

  • We work with community groups to learn what aspect of the budget is most relevant to them, and how it would be best shared with the public.
  • We work with Oklahoma City's Budget Office to access budget data and present it in a simple, useful format.
  • We visualize Oklahoma City's budget data, and share resources for people to create their own visualizations and analyses.
  • We use tools that are free, open-source, and require minimum technical skill.
  • We stimulate dialogue and provide a forum for the Oklahoma City community to discuss the budget.

Now that you know our goals, please share your ideas here.

Who we are

Open Budget: OKC is a project by Code for OKC and is the result of many contributors including coders, community advocates, and city officials. We're looking for ideas and help, so get in touch and join in at our monthlymeetups. We have a monthly in-person meeting (please check Meetup.com for location and time) and an online virtual meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month on our Code for OKC Slack.

Current team:

City partners:

  • Doug Dowler, Budget Director, City of Oklahoma City
  • Zach Nash, Creative Manager, City of Oklahoma City