St. Louis County Executive Delivers the County's First Financial Transparency Report
St. Louis County, MO (Nov. 18, 2019) – County Executive Sam Page released St. Louis County’s first comprehensive Financial Transparency Report on Monday following the official 2019 budget delivery to the County Council.
“Restoring trust requires being open about what we have done, are doing, and will do,” County Executive Page said on Monday. “We must both tell the truth in a way our residents can verify and give our residents the tools to verify that what we say is true. Transparency empowers all of our residents to hold your government accountable.”
The report shows how the County budget has been spent, County statistics as well as revenues, alongside an accessible breakdown of County sales taxes and their applications.
County Executive Page committed to lead County government to be more transparent and accountable. Historically, County fiscal information has had a reputation for being difficult for a layperson to decipher. The Financial Transparency Report was designed to make County finances easier to understand across the board.
“This report makes the County’s finances easier to understand and is part of our broader effort to increase accountability throughout County government – setting a new standard for transparency,” said County Executive Page.