City earns final star for financial transparency

Round Rock now one of 12 cities with all five transparency stars from Comptroller

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts announced that the City of Round Rock has earned its fifth and final transparency star, making it one of only 12 cities in the state to have achieved the prestigious honor.

The City’s fifth star, which is the Contracts and Procurement Star, recognizes Round Rock’s exemplary efforts in creating financial transparency around public spending. The Transparency Stars program recognizes local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. These efforts provide citizens with clear, consistent information about public spending in user-friendly formats.

The Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program in March 2016 to recognize cities, counties, school districts and special purpose districts making important strides toward greater government transparency. After receiving a Traditional Finances star, local entities can go on to apply in other areas, for up to five stars:

  • Traditional Finances
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Economic Development
  • Public Pensions
  • Debt Obligations

For more on the program, visit the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars website.

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