Open Government Financial Transparency

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The City of Half Moon Bay is committed to building community through public trust, government accountability, transparency, and innovation. In keeping with that philosophy, the City provides this Open Government Financial Transparency platform, powered by 

This tool provides user-friendly access to the City's financial information and helps foster our culture of accountability, integrity, openness, fiscal responsibility, and public engagement. The site offers easy access and the opportunity to learn more about City operations, view the City's current budget, and examine two prior years of revenues and expenses.

We encourage you to learn more on how to use the Open Government Financial Transparency tool by watching an English or Spanish version of the instructional video below or using the Transparency Tool Help Menu for further explanation.

Click on one of the subjects below to explore our open government data:

Annual Report


Annual Report - the City's Annual Report provides information on the City’s financial position.Viewers can filter, analyze, and even download data related to city wide revenues and expenditures by types, funds, departments, and projects. The report also provides answers to the most commonly asked financial questions, such as how much does the City spend on each department or on capital projects; what are the City’s revenue sources; and others.

CIP Projects Map


Capital Improvement Program Projects Map - this provides viewers with the opportunity to learn about the City’s current Capital Improvement Program (CIP) financial plan over a five-year horizon. The projects are grouped into eight major categories and include information on the size of the budget, schedule, and the location map.

Hotel Establishments Map


Hotel Establishments Map – The Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is City’s largest source of General Fund revenues. The TOT is assessed on the City’s twelve hotels and bed & breakfast establishments, as well as three campgrounds at the rate of 12%. Although the information on TOT tax revenue collections is presented in the City’s budget document and in the Annual Report above, this category will provide you with the map of hotels within the City limits and their capacity or number of units.