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Finance receives state recognition

City achieves transparency goals set by State Comptroller’s Transparency Stars Program

Post Date:09/25/2017 10:22 a.m.
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The City of Pearland has earned state recognition for achieving transparency goals set by the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars Program. The City was awarded two stars for its work reporting and maintaining financial data related to contracts and procurements as well as public pensions. The awards mark the third and fourth stars that the City of Pearland has received from the Texas Comptroller.

Pearland was awarded Transparency Stars earlier this year in recognition of its work in the areas of Traditional Finance and Debt. Now, the City has earned four out of five Transparency Stars from the program. The accolades mark significant success in keeping up with the Pearland City Council’s Strategic Priorities; specifically making sure Pearland is a Fiscally Responsible Government. 

“The City of Pearland should be congratulated for its ongoing commitment to greater public trust. This effort achieves the goals set by our Transparency Stars program,” State Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. "By embracing this effort, the City of Pearland has taken an important step toward improving taxpayer access to essential information," he continued.

The Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program in 2016 to recognize cities, counties school districts and special purpose districts making important strides toward greater government transparency. Local entities can be rewarded for their work for up to five stars in the categories of Traditional Finances, Contracts and Procurement, Economic Development, Public Pensions and Debt Obligations.

For more on Pearland’s Financial Transparency initiates log on to the City’s Financial Transparency Page.

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