Richardson has received the full complement of Transparency Stars from the Texas Comptroller’s Office for meeting specific financial transparency goals. Richardson received the stars in the areas of Traditional Finances, Contracts and Procurement, Economic Development, Public Pensions and Debt Obligations.
“This recognition confirms that we continue to stay on the right course in providing accountability and accessibility to the City’s financial records,” Mayor Paul Voelker said. “The City Council and I have made it a priority to ensure that our municipal government is open and accessible to the people we serve.”
The Comptroller’s Office launched the Transparency Stars program in 2016 to recognize cities, counties and school districts making important strides to greater government transparency. Local government entities can apply for stars in five areas. Richardson is the second city in Texas to receive all five transparency stars since the program was launched more than a year ago.
The City’s financial transparency website is located at www.cor.net/transparency
About the City of Richardson
The city of Richardson is widely recognized for its commitment to excellence, rich history and 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 is home to the Telecom Corridor ® area and 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, work or obtain an education by Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other national and local media. 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