City of Tucker Becoming a Model for Transparent Governance

TUCKER, Ga. (March 16, 2017) – The City of Tucker is taking another step this week toward the forefront of transparent governance by posting approved budgets and itemized monthly financial reports to their website.

The new webpage will show monthly revenues and expenses dating back to Tucker’s incorporation in May 2016. The numbers are expressed in detailed spreadsheets, where residents can look at specific line items to see how much money is coming into the City and being spent by the City.

“When we campaigned for cityhood, we promised transparency,” says Mayor Frank Auman. “Just to say you’re transparent isn’t enough. It’s incumbent upon us to make sure residents can easily find and understand these budget numbers. An informed community will make for a stronger City.”

The webpage will be updated after the second City Council meeting of each month, meaning the financial report for February 2017 will be made public by March 27.

“This has been an important project for us,” explains Accounting Manager Jennifer Davis, who’s overseen development of the webpage. “We’re going to make sure that residents know about every cent of revenue that comes into and out of the City.”

The City of Tucker is currently on a six-month budget which expires on June 30. City staff is in the process of building its first 12-month budget, which will cover Fiscal Year 2018.

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