Transparency

The City of Winchester is committed to providing the community with as much information as possible. To make all this information accessible, the City has organized it all in one central location.


City Manager's Week In Review Report

The City Manager publishes an online Week In Review report that details government and departmental activities that occurred the previous week. Be sure to check back each Monday for a comprehensive update.


OpenGov

OpenGov is the City's online budget transparency tool that allows the public to view our budget revenues and expenditures in real time and in an easy-to-understand format. Drill down to the level of detail you seek and track the City's annual budget milestones at every step.

OpenGov Features:

  • View the City's checkbook in real-time
  • Interactive budget charts and details (updated monthly)
  • Stories provide details on City projects and strategic plan progress

Knowledgebase

The City's knowledgebase is an online interactive database of frequently asked questions. Use the knowledgebase to seek answers to your questions and submit questions not already in the database.  After the City receives your question, an answer will be provided and then added to the knowledgebase. 


Social Media

Social media is a large part of the way the City communicates with the public. Make sure you are connected. Use our new Social Media Connect to review all the City's social media posts in one location.

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CitE-News

Subscribe to the City's weekly electronic newsletter, CitE-News and have have current news and upcoming event information sent directly to your inbox every Friday.


Notification System

Register for the City's notification system to receive emergency alerts and non-emergency messages via text, email or phone.

OPT-IN (under "Subscriptions") to receive messages for the following:

  • trash and recycling collection changes due to holidays or weather
  • snow plan activation or deactivation
  • scheduled road closures
  • City government facility closures
  • weather alerts from the national weather service

PubliCITY News Show

Don't miss the City's publiCITY show hosted by Barry Lee. This news show features current projects, City services and other important information you need to know. Episodes are posted one to two times monthly.


Public Meeting Agendas and Minutes

The City organizes all City Council meeting agendas (with supporting documentation) and meeting minutes in one location on the website.  COMING SOON: Agendas and minutes for all Winchester board and commission meetings and historical information will be added to this site.


Property Search Portal

Enter your address and learn about your property with this interactive map (trash/recycling pick up day, voting ward, real estate information, school district, leaf collection area, etc.). Read use directions before accessing.


Real Estate Assessment Search

Search this real estate assessment database for information about real estate located within city limits.


Publications

Every year the City publishes informational reports and guides to help keep the community informed.  Publications include: annual reports, an informational calendar, citizen's guide to the budget, program guides, destination guides and more.

Click to view all current City publications.


Cable Channel 6

The City maintains a community access channel, Comcast cable channel 6, as another communication tool. Current news, updates, events, videos, Council meeting agendas, closures, cancelations and more.


Public Records (FOIA) Request

To submit a request to view or receive a copy of a public record, please visit the City's FOIA request portal. This online program will allow requestors to submit and track requests for public records after creating an account. Requests are also accepted via phone, email, fax, mail or in-person. Visit the City's FOIA web page for more information.