OpenBudget Bootstrapping

Ever curious on where the city's budget is being spent? We’ve had the good fortune to work with the City of Charlotte’s Finance department with the FY2016 data they’ve published on the City’s open data portal to start creating visualization tools to better view the City’s budget; though not in the most user-friendly format. With OPENBudget, residents, officials, and other stakeholders gain clear intel on the city of Charlotte's approved budgeting, where each dollar is going, and where it comes from. We'll spare you the trouble of looking at some grueling numbers on a screen….

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CMPD Explorers Christmas Project Prototyping

Each year since 1974 CMPD provides Christmas presents for underprivileged children throughout Charlotte. This has been done by a tedious paper-based organizational process that included school counselors nominating families and CMPD working with partners to hold toy drives, allocate toys, and make deliveries. In 2016 Code for Charlotte built a digital platform that helped organize and speed up the process, allowing CMPD to deliver Christmas to over 1,700 children.

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