City of Denton Receives Recognition for Transparency Efforts from Texas Comptroller

In recognition of the City’s efforts to ensure greater financial accountability and transparency, the City of Denton was recently awarded a Financial Transparency Star as part of the Texas Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. The City received a star in the area of Traditional Finances, which recognizes local government entities for their outstanding efforts in providing easy online access to important financial data.

The City’s financial transparency website features access to financial reports, City budgets, Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs), payment information, downloadable data sets, and debt reports.

“By providing meaningful financial data in addition to visual tools and analysis of its revenues and expenditures, the City of Denton has shown a true commitment to Texas taxpayers. This effort achieves the goals set by my office’s Transparency Stars program,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. “I am pleased to award the City of Denton a star for its accomplishments.”

The Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program in March 2016 to recognize cities, counties, and school districts making important strides to greater government transparency. Denton is one of approximately 75 cities to be awarded the Traditional Finances Star.

After receiving an initial star for Traditional Finances, the City is now eligible to apply for several other Transparency Stars, such as Contracts and Procurement, Economic Development, Public Pensions, and Debt Obligations.

To view the City’s financial transparency site, visit www.cityofdenton.com/financialtransparency.

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