This interactive visualization helps you better understand City of Guelph's Tax-Supported Operating Budget for 2020. NOTE: This budget hasn't yet been approved as of today Nov 16, 2019 Instructions: (optimized for a desktop)
1. Begin hovering in the center of the circle, and make your way outwards. The inner ring represents broad Department, the middle ring represents Services under each Department, and the outer most ring is the itemized budget expenditures for each department.
2. The legend on top shows you the Department > Services > Budget Item you are hovering over
3. The legend at the center of the chart shows the dollar ($) amount and percentage (%) of the total gross tax-supported expenditure accounted for by the category you are currently hovering over.
4. To learn more about the terms and categories listed here, I recommend visiting City of Guelph's official budget website.
Disclaimer: This visualization is not affiliated with the City of Guelph. It was made in public interest ,and its intended use is purely educational. Information contained herein is accurate to the best of my knowledge, and any errors or omissions are regrettable and unintentional. I encourage you to continue to do your own additional research to supplement what you've learned here. For questions and comments, please contact me at akantamn (at) uoguelph (dot) ca.
City of Guelph Tax-Supported Operating Budget data was obtained from the City's Budget website. I spent a lot of additional time converting boring pdfs into an interactive usable data format. Note that the datasource includes this additional disclaimer: Users of the Data should be cautious with aggregating Data and/or making comparisons between Municipalities and/or between different Reporting years. It’s inaccurate to draw conclusions that one city is less efficient or effective in its service delivery based on a sample of comparator data alone, as these results are subject to interpretation and many other external factors.