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Posted on: September 19, 2016

CITY OF HASLET ACHIEVES TRADITIONAL FINANCES TRANSPARENCY STAR AWARD

Transparency Star Award

The City of Haslet has been notified by the Comptroller’s office that it has been awarded the Traditional Finances Star in the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Transparency Stars Program. To achieve this award, the City met the program guidelines for providing financial information via the City’s website that is transparent to the public, that provides clear information regarding city spending, and is in a format that is easy to use that can be searched. The City of Haslet will be listed in the Comptroller’s www.texastransparency.org website and the listing will include links to Haslet’s website and financial transparency information. This is the second year that the City has applied for and received a financial transparency award.
The main criteria for the awards includes having the city’s budget, audit, and check register available online to the public. The information is to be up to date, easy to access and to search on the website. Some of the other recommended criteria for the award to be included on the website is contact information for city council members and key staff; municipal codes; past city council meeting agendas and minutes; detailed summary information about current bonded debt and repayment; and a link to the Comptroller’s governmental transparency website.

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