Mayor Gary Christenson presented his Fiscal Year 2022 budget to the City Council Tuesday evening. For the first time ever, the City utilized a cloud-based budgeting software platform from Cleargov, the market leader in transparency and budgeting software for municipalities. This new platform will revolutionize budgeting for Malden and will provide a user experience for residents that is informative, efficient, and easily accessible. “I know we share the collective goal of transparency in budgeting, including through resident input at the annual budget public hearing,” said Mayor Christenson. “The implementation of this new online budgeting tool represents a tremendous leap forward by the City in modernizing our budget process, increasing the depth of information shared with the public and generally making the annual budget a more comprehensive exercise.”
Various sections of the budget can be easily linked, shared, or printed to maximize the accessibility of this important information and setting a new standard for transparency in budgeting. As a convenience, for residents who would like to learn more about the budget software platform, the City has developed a short interactive video which shows how to navigate the new budget software. This instructional video along with a link to the Fiscal Year 2022 budget may be found at www.cityofmalden.org/budget.
“I would like to thank Director Ron Hogan and CFO Chuck Ranaghan who have been working on this budget and the implementation of the new platform since December,” said Mayor Christenson. “I also want to thank our department heads who actively participated in the process through this new platform, resulting in a fiscally responsible budget that we can all be proud of.”