Financial Transparency

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This section is meant to provide taxpayers with additional information to ensure that we are being transparent with the City's finances.  By opening our books to the public, taxpayers can see exactly where their money is going. 

Financial Transparency

Provided in this section are:

OpenGov

An interactive reporting tool that allows citizens to explore our budget data online in various graphical formats selected by the use.

Financial Awards

Recent awards for the Finance Department for financial leadership, distinguished budget presentation and excellence in financial reporting.

Annual Budget

Approved budgets for the last five years and the proposed budget for the upcoming year.

Annual Financial Report

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the last five years.  This report is the annual audited financial statements.

Monthly Check Register

The monthly check register including all operating checks written, all outgoing wire transfers and summaries of semi-weekly payroll.

Tax Information

Local tax rates and truth in taxation summary for the City.

Bonded Debt

Bonded debt pledge, debt outstanding, future maturity schedules and most recent bond ratings.

Energy Usage

Municipal energy usage for the most recent calendar year in accordance with HB 3693.

Public Information Request

Instructions and related forms to make a public information request.

Tax Information

Provided in this section are:

  • Local Tax Rates - Current local property tax, sales tax and hotel/motel tax rates.
  • Truth in Taxation Summary - Truth in Taxation Summary required by Texas Property Tax Code Section 26.16 for the last five years.

Bonded Debt

Provided in this section are:

Notice of Bond Election - City Council Resolution ordering a bond election for capital improvements to be held on May 9, 2015.

Citizen's Guide to the May 9, 2015 Bond Election - Voter information as well as project and proposition information.

Schedule of General Long-Term Obligation Bonds Payable - Schedule of bonds payable expected to be repaid from annually assessed debt service property tax rates.

Debt Service Requirements to Maturity for General Obligation Debt - Debt service requirements to maturity for debt expected to be repaid from annually assessed debt service property taxes.

Schedule of Waterworks & Sewer System Long Term Obligation Bonds Payable - Schedule of bonds payable expected to be repaid from excess Water & Sewer revenues.

Debt Service Requirements to Maturity for Waterworks & Sewer System Bonds Payable - Debt service requirements to maturity for debt expected to be repaid from excess Water & Sewer revenues.

HB 1378 Debt Transparency - Debt transparency information as required by Texas HB 1378.

Fitch Bond Ratings - Most recent bond rating letter affirming the City's AA+ bond rating.

Standard & Poors Bond Rating - Most recent bond rating letter affirming the City's AA+ bond rating.

For additional information related to transparency in government, including local debt see the Texas State Comptroller's website at texastransparency.org*

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