Accountability and financial transparency are hallmarks of a well run government, which is why the City of Jacksonville has made government transparency one of its priorities. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens so taxpayers can see exactly where their money is going.
The Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program in March 2016 to recognize cities, counties and school districts making strides to greater government transparency by providing easy online access to important financial data.
The City is committed to providing the information required to achieve recognition for the Transparency Stars program, in addition to other information that will benefit the citizens of Jacksonville. The goal of the City is to be awarded all 5 Transparency Stars. For more information on the Transparency Stars program, visit the Comptroller's Transparency webpage by clicking here.
Below, you will find links to financial information and online databases that provide information on how City tax dollars are budgeted, spent and invested. Each of the links is briefly explained below.
Traditional financial information such as budgetary reports and audited financial reports, as well as information on the City’s investments, financial policies, downloadable check registers, and budgets.
General contact information such as address and phone number for local government.
Contact names, phone numbers and email addresses for elected officials.
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, above, directs you to the City Secretary's webpage, where you may complete and submit a request for records.
Fiscal and budgetary policies that provide guidelines for planning and directing the City’s day-to-day financial affairs. The scope of these policies includes: Fund Balance and Reserves, Operating Budget, Capital Budgeting and Planning, Debt Management, Long-Range Financial Planning, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Revenues, Internal Controls, Expenditures, Risk Management, Investment, and Purchasing.