TIPS ON USING THE CITY OF PRINCETON TRANSPARENCY PORTAL
The Portal allows you to explore budget and historical finances in a simple graphical user interface. The main view includes a chart or graph, a legend and various controls to view revenues and expenses in different ways.
You will notice the title of the chart or graph you are viewing on top along with the account type selector. You can use the filter to see the data that is of most interest to you.
To focus on specific data – like a fund, department, expense type, or any combination – look to the left and use the menu on the side panel. These selectors allow you to specify exactly what breakdown you want the graph or table to represent. When you select “Filtered By” the data filter pops up and allows you to turn on or turn off selected filters for that category – funds, departments, expense type.
Keep in mind that some departments or expenses only receive funds from specific funds – if the department or expense is not funded from a particular fund, it will be grayed out.
There are five different types of visual representations of the data – an area graph, an area graph by percentage, a line graph, a pie graph and a table. You can change your view by type at any point by simply selecting the different type of representation. The data will automatically convert. These functions are on the top right.
REPORTS CURRENTLY FEATURED ON WEBSITE
General Fund – Expenditures
Tax Revenue Sources
Expenses by Department
Personnel Cost by Department
Materials, Supplies and Services by Department
Sales & Use Taxes