Dataset #1: The User Friendly Budget
Provides MACRO-level views about Jersey City's real estate, including taxable and tax-exempt real estate & MICRO-level views about abatements.
META DATA / CONTEXT
Understanding the "why" is just as important as understanding the "what"
PRIMARY SOURCE FILES
These are original budget files published by Jersey City per NJ state mandate.
SUPPORT/WORKPAPER FILES From Jersey City
These are files in tabular format created by varying sources, as noted, and related to the primary source documents.
FILES CREATED BY CIVICPARENT.ORG
These files were created research purposes, and blog posts.
In 2015 and 2016 I created maps (shown at bottom of this page) using data from the User Friendly Budgets (shown above). These are the flat files I created to do the analysis.
#DataViz - making data accessible, relevant, & useful for taxpayers
I’ve created 2 abatement maps using User Friendly Budget data combined with tax files I received from the Jersey City Tax Office (the tax files from the Tax Office are not yet available on this page, but I can make them available if requested). These maps show just one way we can make this data more relevant / usable for taxpayers. Much more can be done — these maps were created with MS Excel and Google Maps.