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There's an App For That

The City of Philadelphia launched a "really very cool new app today" to better facilitate transparency with the City's budget. Patrick Kerkstra opines that "in some ways, it's a slicker version of what Brett Mandel and Ben Garvey put together back in 2012." This new app is called Open Budget, and "it's both highly visual and intuitive and genuinely informative. But...the city's version is not searchable, nor does it go anywhere near as deep into the spending weeds as Mandel and Garvey's (now, sadly, outdated) app does." [Citified]