Governments exist to serve the people. Information on how officials conduct the public business and spend taxpayers’ money must be readily available and easily understood. This transparency allows good and just governance. We use
Balletopedia's 10 point Checklist for our Transparency Rubric, and add our Open Data, and Smart Communities efforts to round it out.
Budgets - Prepared yearly, and approved by the Assembly, the budget is the Borough's annual spending plan. It goes into effect on July 1.
CAFR - A Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is a set of audited financial statements that detail spending for a fiscal year. It is mandated by state and federal law.
Meetings - Meeting dates, and agendas for future meetings, and Approved minutes for Meetings and Boards that provide them.
Elected Officials - The Mat-Su Borough is comprised of seven Assembly Districts, each with a Assembly Member. The Assembly is led by the Borough Mayor.
Administrative Officials- Administrative staff are knowledgeable resources that provide constituent services and often enforce ordinances.
Boards and Commissions - The website features Board Descriptions meetings, and contact info for Board Members and Staff Support personnel.
Development Services and Permit Center - Permit and zoning applications are available for download online.
Bids Proposals & Resource Sales - Contract opportunities currently available through the Purchasing Division of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
Lobbying - Almost all government entities have lobbyists or are members of an association that lobbies on their behalf. These are the Borough's Lobbyists.
Public Records Requests - The MSB public records policy and procedures ensure that citizens have access to public records the right to remain informed is protected.
Borough Taxes - The Borough levied several taxes. Each of them is collected in it's own way, and has separate due dates.
Open Data -The MSB produces huge quantities of information. Open data promotes transparency, accountability and value creation by making that data available to all.