Earn Your Texas Traditional Finance Transparency Star
with OpenGov

Discover how to use OpenGov to earn your 
Traditional Finance Transparency Star

  • Sponsored by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, the Transparency Stars program recognizes local governments for going above and beyond in their transparency efforts. The program rewards governments that give Texas taxpayers the information they need to make informed decisions about local issues.

    With OpenGov, earning the Traditional Finance star is straightforward. The Traditional Finance star is the first and most important star. It demonstrates that your agency is dedicated to showing citizens how their hard earned tax dollars are spent. The star is also a requirement before a government can earn any of the other four stars.

    OpenGov Transparency™ empowers your government to easily fulfill Texas’ requirements and build citizen trust.

  • In this guide, you'll learn:

    • What to look for in a good financial transparency site to engage citizens and enable meaningful public accountability.

    • How to show citizens a summary and narrative overview of their government’s financial picture using OpenGov.

    • How to visualize aggregate statistics quickly and interactively with OpenGov.

    • How to display and download long-term financial data and check registers.

    • Concrete benefits to transparency that go beyond just achieving a star.

    Download the guide today and learn how OpenGov Transparency™ makes earning and maintaining your Traditional Finance Transparency Star easy.