The City of Santa Clarita received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
In order to receive the award, an agency must demonstrate the completion of eight essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all City councilmembers, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports with the State Controller in a timely manner.
The City of Santa Clarita also fulfilled 15 website requirements, including providing readily available information to the public, such as board agendas, past minutes, current budget, and the most recent financial audit.
Finally, the applicants must demonstrate outreach to its constituents that engages the public in its governance, through a regular newsletter and special community engagement projects.
In less than 30 years, the City of Santa Clarita has improved the quality of life for its residents and business community. Award-winning schools, special events, businesses, parks, extensive trail systems, arts, cultural, and recreation programs are just a few of the reasons Santa Clarita residents and business owners have made Santa Clarita their home.
The Special District Leadership Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation and other recognition programs. The City of Santa Clarita is the first City government among California’s special districts to be granted this prestigious award.
For more information about the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence, please contact the City’s Clerk & Contract Services Manager, Joe Oerum at (661) 286-4184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.