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Welcome to the City of Richardson’s Financial Transparency Initiative

Leadership Circle PlatinumAccountability and financial transparency are hallmarks of a well run government, which is why the Richardson City Council has made government transparency one of its priorities.

On this page you will find links to financial information and online databases that provide information on how City tax dollars are budgeted, spent and invested. As technology improves, we will continue to look for ways to make both the information and the way it is presented as clear and informative as possible.

You can select any of the links to the left to see a report. Each of these links is briefly explained below. 

2015 Bond Referendum
Provides information on each of the 4 bond program initiatives approved in November 2015.

Richardson Projects 
The Richardson Projects programs intention is to provide more detailed information to residents including the type of work being done, details of the project and expected completion dates. 

Budget Information
The budget page contains presentations and preparatory information as well as the proposed and adopted budgets for current and previous fiscal years. 

Council Members
Find information about your City Council, including contact information and links to agenda packets and other documents provided at each City Council Meeting and Worksession. Also, sign up for the City’s weekly E-Mail Newsletter.

Debt Information
Provides debt service schedules for all outstanding debt including General Obligation Bonds, Certificates of Obligation, and other liabilities. 

This database provides information on the City’s check and electronic disbursements and credit card payments. There is also a tab which shows actual payroll disbursements for each pay period.

Detailed information is provided about each payment, such as the vendor the payment was made to, the amount of each payment, the department and the name of the account to which the payment was charged.

There is also a search feature and the information can be downloaded to a spreadsheet file. 

Financial Reports
Allows you to view or download a copy of the City’s Financial Policies, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), and Independent Auditors’ Report on Federal Awards.

The City of Richardson's financial policies are adopted by the City council and were developed within the parameters established by applicable provisions of state statutes and the City of Richardson City Charter. The policies are intended to assist the City Council and City staff in evaluating current activities and proposals for future programs.

The CAFR is the City’s official annual financial statements which are prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. These financial statements are audited by the City’s Independent Auditor and include the Independent Auditor’s Report.

The Independent Auditors’ Report on Federal Awards in Accordance with OMB Circular A-133 is the result of a separate audit of the City’s federal grant programs. This audit is performed by the City’s Independent Auditors when the City has $500,000 or more of federal grant expenditures in a fiscal year.

Provides access to the City’s Investment Policy and Quarterly Investment Report. 

Open Records
The Texas Public Information Act gives the public the right to request access to government information. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The "Open Records" link directs you to the City Secretary's webpage, where you may complete and submit a request for records. 

Payroll – Pay Plan
Provides a searchable/downloadable list of positions and pay ranges approved for City positions. 

Payroll - Salaries
Provides a database of current salaries for each position that is authorized in the City’s budget. 

Tax Information
Provides information about current local tax rates.

Texas Transparency
Provides a link to the State of Texas Comptroller’s website about transparency in government.

Unclaimed Property
Pursuant to Sec 76.201 of the Texas Property Code, the City of Richardson provides the names of those persons/entities for whom the City of Richardson is holding unclaimed property. (This list is updated quarterly.)


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Last updated: 5/16/2017 3:08:33 PM