One of the issues of concern in Petersburg has been government transparency. Now, two computer programs are being used to provide information on a wide range of aspects of the city’s financial state.
Spokesman Clay Hamner said a wide range of information on budgets and department spending becomes part of a data base.
"That dumps information into a program called Opengov and it’s a completely transparent system."
Hamner said another program called City Works is a graphic information system showing, for example, water mains and fire hydrants.