Transparency enables citizens to participate in governance which potentially changes the way a government operates. We want to make transparency a priority in Balch Springs in efforts to build trust, promote efficiency and effectiveness, and empower the people by granting the proper tools to understand public services and spending decisions to a greater extent. The City has chosen to participate in the Texas Comptroller's Transparency Stars program recognizing local governments in their pursuit for openness and accountability to their citizens. Balch Springs has partnered with ClearGov to help promote such a transparent government. Click the link below to explore our checkbook, demographics, and other financial downloadable data.