Last Updated: July 7, 2023
The goal of this project is to increase transparency and improve fiscal responsibility by providing residents with easily accessible transaction level information for fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
You can view the full list of actual transactions for FY22 here. FY23 transactions will be posted once provided by the Town of Hamden.
Why this project?
Prior to her election in 2021, Mayor Lauren Garrett promised to publish “an open checkbook.” This promise remains unfulfilled.
It is important that the custodians of public information are not the gatekeepers of information. As the Sunlight Foundation put it, “disproportionate access to information is power.” In this sense, we aim to empower the public.
Please contact the mayor’s office at 203.287.7100 or email email@example.com if you think the Town of Hamden should publish this information on a regular and consistent basis.
Project Effort & Method
This project took approximately 1.5 hours of effort for OpenGovernment.io to complete. The Town of Hamden partially fulfilled this request after 50 days with redactions.
15 minutes: Call Tyler Technologies (Munis) to get instructions for exporting actual transactions
15 minutes: Submit FOI request along with export instructions to Town of Hamden
30 minutes: Create department mapping table based on Hamden adopted budget PDF
15 minutes: Upload source file to Google Sheets. Clean columns and create vlookup for department mappings in Google Sheets
15 minutes: Publish this page and promote it on social media
Where can I download the original source file without department mappings for FY22 Actuals in Hamden, CT?
This file was received July 6, 2023 at 5:30pm from the Town of Hamden subsequent to a Freedom of Information request.