PDS By the Numbers

PDS is committed to
transparency throughout its operations. Until recently, this meant providing regular financial reports and project update information to elected officials. We engaged the online services of OpenGov in late 2017 to provide this and additional information to all our citizens. OpenGov Smart Government Cloud is an easy-to-use tool that helps governmental entities to budget, measure performance, and engage the public. PDS joins CovingtonEdgewoodFort WrightIndependencePark Hills, and Kenton County in use of the online tool.

With OpenGov, you're able to view, filter, and analyze our sources of revenue, the program activities on which those resources are spent, and an overall accounting of PDS’ current Fiscal Year 2018 budget. You can review financial trends from Fiscal Year 2015 to today; and, you can manipulate all these data to answer questions or to inform questions you’d like to ask.

PDS By the Numbers doesn’t just provide a budgetary tool for finances, it presents data on the programs we pursue and the activities they fund. This is intended to provide a complete picture of PDS operations from top to bottom and from the inside out.

First-Time OpenGov Users: OpenGov shows its capabilities to all first-time users. Click on one of our programs below and then on ‘How to Use this Report’ once you access the site.

Community Planning encompasses those responsibilities PDS handles on behalf of the Kenton County Planning Commission. It includes those land use obligations assigned to local governments in Kentucky through Chapter 100 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes—the comprehensive plan, zoning regulations, subdivision regulations, and public engagement.

General Government includes responsibilities PDS fulfills on behalf of its 20 local governments—infrastructure inspections/management, economic development support, studies/analyses, and public information. By collaborating PDS, these local governments provide their citizens and businesses with full-time staff support at a rate considerably below what they would pay individually.

GIS Mapping / Analytics provides a wealth of digital geographic information for Kenton, Campbell, and Pendleton Counties. It also provides an online tool to empower citizens, local governments, and businesses to access these data for their own general purposes.

One Stop Shop Program delivers data on PDS’ development management responsibilities on behalf of local governments—zoning and building permits, plan reviews, codes administration and enforcement, staff support for boards of adjustment and code enforcement boards, registries for vacant/foreclosed properties and lienholders, and floodplain management.

Finances illustrate PDS’ sources of revenue, the program activities on which that revenue is spent, and an overall accounting of the organization’s budgets for Fiscal Years 2015 through 2018.