Newspaper Closures Affect Local Government and the Public Bears the Burden

By |2019-11-25T20:30:36+00:00May. 28, 2019|Leadership, Product|

The decline in local reporting means fewer watchdogs, a less informed electorate, and higher financing fees These days fewer and fewer residents show up at public meetings, an occurrence we’ve lamented in this space before. More troubling perhaps is the [...]

Can Modern Cities Manage with Legacy Software?

By |2019-11-25T20:30:57+00:00May. 09, 2019|Leadership, Product|

A recent NPR Marketplace segment shines a spotlight on the tech challenges local governments face The word “legacy” is often used to describe something handed down from one generation to the next. It could be money or property bequeathed in a [...]

5 Easy Ways to Prep for Your Annual Budget Reviews Using ClearGov

By |2019-10-17T14:09:22+00:00Apr. 01, 2019|ClearGov Communities, Leadership|

With the ClearGov platform, you’ve got a powerful tool at your disposal to help prepare for your annual budget review, and really any meeting (either internal or public-facing) in which you’ll be discussing finances, capital projects, or short- and long-term [...]

Why District Officials Need to Up Their Budget Game Now for 2020 — and Beyond

By |2019-10-17T14:09:33+00:00Feb. 27, 2019|Leadership, School Districts|

A new Education Week article shines a spotlight on the battle over state budget surpluses If January and February are any indication, 2019 promises to be another volatile year for school districts as teachers nationwide hit the streets to demand [...]

It’s Official: The OPEN Government Data Act is Now the Law of the Land

By |2019-11-25T20:31:37+00:00Feb. 05, 2019|Leadership|

What does it mean for local agencies and the public at large? On January 14, 2019, President Trump signed the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking (FEBP) Act into law. A key component of FEBP is the OPEN Government Data Act, which passed [...]

Three Steps to Set the Stage for Better Transparency

By |2019-11-25T20:31:48+00:00Jan. 29, 2019|Leadership|

An interview with Terry Mutchler, transparency hall of famer NOTE: In November of 2018, the digital news publication Route Fifty published an edited version of the following commentary by ClearGov CEO Chris Bullock. With the federal OPEN Government Data Act [...]

Join the conversation: Register to attend a live Q&A with Gov. Martin O’Malley January 23rd

By |2019-11-25T20:29:35+00:00Jan. 16, 2019|Events, Leadership|

It’s not every day that you get to pick the brain of a former governor and pioneer of data-driven reporting and management systems for local governments, but next Wednesday you’ll get your chance. Mark your calendar and reserve your virtual [...]