Governmental Transparency - City of Woodburn

Governmental Transparency

SB 126 stipulates that a city with a website needs to place a link in a prominent location on their front page that directs users to certain information. This link will take you to Gateway. This link will take you to the state’s website. Here is a portion of the language from that bill:


3 Chapter 3.9. Financial and Operational Summary of a Political Subdivision

Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, “department” refers to the department of local government finance established by IC 6-1.1-30-1.1.

Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, “political subdivision” means a county, township, city, town, school corporation, library district, fire protection district, public transportation corporation, local hospital authority or corporation, local airport authority district, special service district, special taxing district, or other separate local governmental entity that may sue and be sued.

Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, “summary” means the financial and operational summary required by this chapter.

Sec. 4. This chapter applies only to a political subdivision that has an Internet web site. This chapter does not require a political subdivision to establish an Internet web site.

Sec. 5. (a) After July 31, 2017, the department shall publish an annual summary of each political subdivision on the Indiana transparency Internet web site on the dates determined by the department. (b) A political subdivision shall prominently display on the main Internet web page of the political subdivision’s Internet web site the link provided by the department to the Indiana transparency Internet web site established under IC 5-14-3.7.