Financial Transparency

What is Financial Transparency?

Transparency is a broad term that, quite literally, means something that can be seen through. When we talk about transparency in terms of government spending, we are referring to government opening its books to the public so that taxpayers can see exactly where their money is going.

Transparency ensures that taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently by ensuring all decisions are made in the open and on the record. Transparency means that citizens can review and question policymakers' decisions, and examine documents for the way tax dollars are spent.

Notice for proposed tax rate:

Notice of 2016 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate for Hood County
Notice of Tax Increase 2015

Information about the Adopted Tax rates:

Notice of Adopted Tax Rate - 2016
Notice of Adopted Tax Rate - 2015
Truth in Taxation Summary
Debt Information - Treasurer's Monthly Reports

Debt Schedule

2016 Hood County Annual Scheduled Debt Service Summary Schedule

MacTexas Representation Letter

Financial Reports

Link to Financial Reports

General Obligation Debt Continuing Disclosure Reports

Link to Disclosure Reports


Proposed Budgets
Approved Budgets

Document Center

Check Registers
Utility Bills


Public Information Request

External Links

Texas Transparency