Transparency Initiative

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 Finances

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.

Contact Information

General contact information such as address and phone number for local government.

Elected Officials

Contact names, phone numbers and email addresses for elected officials.

Open Records

The Texas Public Information Act (the “Public Information Act” or the “Act”) gives the public the right to request access to government information. The Act is triggered when a person submits a written request to a governmental body. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. In preparing a request, a person may want to ask the governmental body what information is available.  Select the link above for more information and/or to submit a request for records.

Financial Policies

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.