The City of West Lake Hills is dedicated to financial transparency and wants to ensure our citizens have access to a variety of financial information. The City posts budgets and audits for the most current fiscal year and for the four fiscal years prior to that period. For the current fiscal year, in addition to the budget, the City also posts monthly revenue and expense reports, quarterly check registers, and charts so citizens can better visual the annual budget.
The City has a population of approximately 3,200 and covers an area of approximately four square miles. For the Fiscal Years 2017 to 2018 budget, the City budgeted for thirty-two full-time equivalent employees. The City continues to have one of the lowest tax rates in the state at $0.0650 per $100 of assessed valuation.
City of West Lake Hill Receives Recognition for Transparency Efforts from Texas Comptroller
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced City of West Lake Hills is the latest local government entity to achieve specific transparency goals through the Comptroller's Transparency Stars program. City of West Lake Hills received a star in the area of Traditional Finances, which recognizes entities for their outstanding efforts in making their spending and revenue information available.
Transparency Stars recognizes local government entities that provide easy online access to important financial data.
"By providing meaningful financial data in addition to visual tools and analysis of its revenues and expenditures, City of West Lake Hills has shown a true commitment to Texas taxpayers. This effort achieves the goals set by my office's Transparency Stars program," Hegar said. "I am pleased to award the City of West Lake Hills a star for its accomplishments."
The Comptroller's office launched the Transparency Stars program in March to recognize cities, counties and school districts making important strides to greater government transparency. Local government entities can apply for stars in the areas of:
- Traditional Finances,
- Contracts and Procurement,
- Economic Development,
- Public Pensions, and
- Debt Obligations.
After receiving an initial star for Traditional Finances, remaining stars may be awarded in any order. For more information on the program, including specific guidelines and information on how to apply, visit the Comptroller's Transparency Stars website.