The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has reaffirmed Richardson as a Gold member in the State Comptroller’s Leadership Circle Awards. The award recognizes Richardson for its efforts to make finances open and accessible.
The Gold Leadership Circle Award, the Comptroller's highest ranking, is reserved for those local governments that have met the Comptroller’s highest standard for online financial transparency.
“We are committed to ensuring our municipal government is open and accessible to the people we serve,” said Mayor Laura Maczka. “It is important for us to continue to receive third party recognition for our work on open government, and it is especially gratifying to have such high recognition come from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.”
The City’s financial transparency website went online December 1, 2010, and provides the ability to sort through a variety of municipal financial documents. Of special note, the City Council wanted to provide residents access to the City’s check register. The register makes available information on all payments issued by the City. It shows how much money is being paid for an assortment of goods and services by each department.
The website also provides an assortment of other reporting services such as access to City employee salaries, an online form to facilitate open records requests and a program enabling convenient tracking of projects included in the 2010 Bond Program.
The City’s financial transparency website is located at cor.net/transparency.
About the City of Richardson
The City of Richardson is widely recognized for its commitment to excellence, its rich history and its bright future, all of which make Richardson a smart choice for residents and businesses. Known globally for its high-tech business leadership, the City of Richardson also offers a high quality of life, diverse array of neighborhoods, convenient Metroplex location, multi-modal transportation infrastructure and outstanding City services. Richardson has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top places to live and work by the national media, and the City remains dedicated to continuous improvement, as well as to the principles of open government and two-way communications with residents. To learn more, visit www.cor.net.