County Credit Card Transparency

Transparency in county spending was discussed this week at Tuesday’s Laurens County Council meeting. County Finance Director Lisa Kirk reported to council that she was instructed by the County Administrator to see that the county website makes public all county credit card transactions to ensure transparency regarding county finances.

After questioning by Councilwoman Diane Anderson, Ms. Kirk indicated that she was advised of no actual policy from County Council regarding such publication. Anderson replied, “I do believe in transparency but I would feel better if we had an actual approved policy regarding the publishing these transactions online.” Administrator Jon Caime then told Council he would postpone this action until a policy could be written and approved by them.