“Citizens’ Access further promotes my administration's agenda of reforming government and protecting taxpayers. The residents of this great County can now quickly and easily access information and see where their government is spending money. This unprecedented level of accountability and transparency is exactly what the citizens of Ulster County deserve.”
- Michael P. Hein, Ulster County Executive
Citizens' Access is another initiative implemented by Ulster County Executive Mike Hein designed to promote transparency in governmental decision making and provide an easy way for the public to be aware of the financial condition of their county government.
The Citizens’ Access section of the County’s website offers one-stop access to county budgets, financial reports, contracts, local laws and other resolutions that authorize the expenditure of tax dollars. Citizens' Access consolidates information that, until now, was spread among many locations. For the first time, this site provides a searchable catalog of contracts that discloses various vendors providing county services and the amount that they are contracted for.