Beaumont, Texas

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Beaumont Texas is a city in Jefferson County Texas.
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Budget Y
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Meetings P
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials N
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Permits, zoning P
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Audits Y
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public Records N
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Local Taxes N
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Transparency grading process

Evaluating The Website

The good

  • The website for Beaumont Texas includes the names and contact information for all city council members.[1]
  • An audit is available.[2]
  • The current budget is published.[3]
  • The schedule and agendas for city council meetings is published.[4]
  • Building permits available.[5]

The bad

  • There is no information on Administrative officials, ethics, contracts, lobbying, or tax rates.
  • The minutes for city council meetings are not published.

Lobbying

Main article: Texas Municipal League members list, B
Main article: Texas government sector lobbying

Beaumont has reported spent lobbying since 2000 (see table).

Reported lobbying expenditures, 2000-2009[6]
Year Amount spent on lobbying
2009 $10,000
2008 $40,000
2007 $40,000
2006 $40,000
2005 $40,000
2004 $40,000
2003 $40,000
2002 Less than $10,000
2001 Less than $10,000
2000 Less than $10,000

Beaumomt pays membership dues to the Texas Municipal League, a government sector lobbying association.


External links

References

  1. City Council (dead link)
  2. Finance Dept. CAFR (dead link)
  3. Finance Dept (dead link)
  4. Agendas
  5. Permits
  6. Open Secrets