BUD­GET TRANS­PARENCY SALUTED BY COMPTROLLER

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING -

The Texas Comptroller of Pub­lic Ac­counts has awarded the district a Lead­er­ship Cir­cle Award for bud­get trans­parency, the first such award for the district.

Ad­min­is­tra­tors pre­sented to the board the pro­posed $718 mil­lion 2010-11 bud­get in Fe­bru­ary, months ear­lier than bud­gets have been pre­sented in years past. Then district of­fi­cials hosted a se­ries of com­mu­nity fo­rums and sur­veyed res­i­dents on the pro­posed bud­get, which will be adopted next month.

“We … worked hard to present the bud­get in a way that gave stake­hold­ers the op­por­tu­nity to have in­put in a mean­ing­ful way,” said Chief Fi­nan­cial Of­fi­cer Ni­cole Con­ley-Abram. “This honor sug­gests that our ef­forts were suc­cess­ful.”

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