Ascension Parish Government unveiling “Open Finance”

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GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) – So what exactly is ‘Open Finance?’

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment and the Ascension Parish Government filled in the public at an 11:30 a.m. meeting on Wednesday, June 30.

Image courtesy of Michael Thompson

The Ascension Parish Government describes ‘Open Finance’ this way:

Open Finance is an online tool that anyone with access to the internet can use to examine all
of the Parish’s financial information. To ensure data integrity, information is being introduced in
phases starting with the “Operating Budget Revenues and Expenses” financial account
information. The information is presented in a user-friendly format, and viewers can get as
specific as they want in looking for information.

The goal of ‘Open Finance’ is continued transparency and accountability.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am that this Administration took this idea from our transition team
from concept to reality. I promised the residents of Ascension Parish an open and transparent
parish government. To help fulfill that promise, this Open Finance system provides you with
access to the finances of Ascension Parish Government,” said President Cointment.

The meeting took place at the Ascension Parish Governmental Complex.

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