While not easy to implement or maintain, transparency and good government are undoubtedly worth the price. The Azusa City Council and City Staff are strongly committed to maintaining the highest level of transparency in government and will continue to post information on employee compensation costs and other matters of public interest on the City’s website so that the public has open access to this information.
People look to government institutions to work on their behalf and provide oversight on matters that significantly impact their quality of life. Government fulfills this role most effectively when its activities are open and transparent to citizens. With visibility into government actions and spending, people are more likely to participate in the political process and hold government officials accountable for their actions. When citizens engage in the issues that affect them, they can help to ensure that power and public funds are used wisely and are representative of their interests.