Arkansas City, Kansas

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Arkansas City is in Cowley County, Kansas. The population was estimated to be 11,581 in the year 2005. It is the second most populous city of Cowley County. The name of this city is not pronounced like the nearby state of Arkansas, but rather as "Ar-Kansas" (Ar-KAN-zus).

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Kansas city websites
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Contracts N
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Public Records
Local Taxes N
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Current budget is published.[1]
  • City commission members are listed, but individual contact information is not provided.[2]
  • Administrative officials are listed with contact information.[3]
  • Upcoming meetings posted on front page, and meeting videos and agendas are provided.[4]
  • County clerk is identified as a member of the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association, a Kansas government sector lobbying association.[5]
  • Annual financial audits are available.[6]
  • Building permit[7] and zoning information provided.[8]
  • Provides a guide to requesting records under the Kansas Open Records Act as well as the form to make the request.[9]

The bad

  • Information is not provided on zoning, contracts and local taxes.

External links


  1. 2009 Budget
  2. Commissioners
  3. Directory
  4. Meeting Videos (dead link)
  5. City Clerk
  6. CAFR
  7. Building Permits
  8. Zoning
  9. Open Records (dead link)