Transparency Online Project
Transparency and accountability to state citizens is a hallmark of good government. The Open Meetings Act and the Colorado Open Records Act provide Colorado's citizens with a strong expectation of accountability by providing open access to the state's public records and meetings. The advent of the internet provides new opportunities for state government to foster transparency and accountability.
The citizens of Colorado have chosen through the electoral process to provide a wide range of goods and services to the public using, taxes, fees, and grant resources. It is the job of every elected state official and state employee to maximize the value of those goods and services. Accountability is the process of demonstrating the value provided, and it can only be achieved when the sources and uses of public funds are transparent to the citizens.
The Transparency Online Project (TOP) System pulls together many of the ways that Colorado State Government demonstrates accountability. The TOP system was created by an Executive order of the Governor in April 2009 and endorsed by the legislature in House Bill 09-1288.
Explore the Transparency Online Project here.