CLEVELAND HEIGHTS --The city will soon offer its residents online access to its financial data in real time.

It will use to allow access and analysis of the annual budget and monthly expenditures.

"We are excited to introduce this helpful new platform that provides better access to residents. It is an additional internal financial management tool for our elected leaders and City staff," said Cleveland Heights City Manager Tanisha Briley.

"With OpenGov Transparency, the city's finances are on display and easy to view. Its interactive format brings our financial data to life in ways that budget books fall short."

The city says the goal is to make its financial information transparent for its residents.