All City procurement documentation (receipts, invoices, credit card statements) is public record and subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act. With every purchase, consider:
- Is there a good explanation as to why the expenditure is appropriate? Has it been documented?
- Could the amount spent be comfortably defended under public scrutiny?
- Would you be free from worry if the expense was selected for audit?
- If the expense was on the front page of the newspaper, would you feel comfortable explaining it to a taxpayer?