The citizens of Colorado have chosen through the electoral process to provide a wide range of goods and services to the public using, taxes, fees, and grant resources. Accountability
is the process of demonstrating the value provided, and it can only be achieved when the sources and uses of public funds are transparent to the citizens.
The Transparency Online Project (TOP) System pulls together many of the ways that Colorado State Government demonstrates accountability. The TOP system was created
by an Executive order of the Governor in April 2009 and endorsed by the legislature in House Bill 09-1288.