Good Governance

Support Accountable and Transparent Governance

With the evolution of technology, there has been progress in increasing transparency as it relates to following the activities of local government. While we are able to listen to meetings and read minutes of past meetings, I would like to make it easier to track how your money is being spent. As demands for our limited dollars grow, it is more important than ever to have the tools necessary to evaluate current spending and how effective the County has been in achieving what previously budgeted dollars were appropriated to do. A more thorough evaluation should occur before appropriating new dollars or creating new programs.

Action Items

  • Support policies that make it easier for citizens to track how their dollars are being spent
  • Support a budgetary review process that would provide more transparency for quasi-governmental organizations that receive taxpayer dollars
  • Strengthen current budget practices by implementing more long term planning evaluation principles into the budget process