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Houston, TX

What data is expected?

Budget data shows how tax dollars are intended to be spent, and allows residents to compare policy plans against actual spending. For purposes of this Census, budget data should include the planned budget by unit of appropriation with a programmatic description of each unit of appropriation.

This category is about budgets which are plans for expenditure (not actual expenditure in the past). (More info)

  • Department, agency, or office
  • Category or expense
  • Description of that category or expense (may be in metadata or supporting documentation)
  • Amount of money

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format XLS
findable 3
findable_steps Looked for City of Houston open data portal and looked for budget data.
licence_url http://www.opendefinition.org/licenses/cc-by
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name City of Houston Finance Department
characteristics Department, agency, or office, Category or expense, Description of that category or expense (may be in metadata or supporting documentation), Amount of money
location http://data.houstontx.gov/dataset/city-of-houston-fisca - City of Houston Open Data Portal
There are two different sources for Houston budget data, one that's a PDF on the Finance Department website, and another usable open data version on the open data portal. The latter should be considered for the Survey.

Meta data

Data location   http://data.houstontx.gov/dataset/city-of-houston-fisca - City of Houston Open Data Portal
Data licence   http://www.opendefinition.org/licenses/cc-by
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Greg Jordan-Detamore
Submitters   Katya Abazajian
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 20:24:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)