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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Texas Comptroller recognizes City of League City for transparency efforts

League City was recently awarded a star in traditional finances from Texas Comptroller, Glenn Hegar.

This recognition is presented through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program to local government entities for their outstanding efforts in transparency and making their spending and revenue information available to the public.

“By providing meaningful financial data in addition to visual tools and analysis of its revenues and expenditures, League City has shown a true commitment to Texas taxpayers. This effort achieves the goals set by my office’s Transparency Stars program,” Hegar said. “I am pleased to award the City of League City a star for its accomplishments.”
The star is one of the many recognition’s the city’s Finance Department has received lauding its transparency efforts.

“Maintaining the public’s trust is at the core of everything we do,” said Rebecca Underhill, Assistant City Manager and Finance Director. “I’m proud of the work our team does day-after-day to continuously ensure transparency for our residents. Receiving a star in traditional finances from our State Comptroller is a great honor and we will continue to provide the League City community with open and transparent information on the city’s finances.”

The Texas Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program to recognize cities, counties and school districts that provide greater government transparency by providing easy online access to important financial data.in March 2016. Other areas local government entities can apply for stars in include contracts and procurement, economic development, public pensions, and debt obligations.

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