Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama and is the county seat of Jefferson County It also includes part of Shelby County. The population of the city is 242,820 as of the 2000 census, and 229,424 according to the 2006 estimate.

Lobbying

Main article:Alabama government sector lobbying

Birmingham has reported $930,000 spent lobbying since 2000 (see table).

Reported lobbying expenditures, 2000-2009[1]
Year Amount spent on lobbying
2009 $20,000
2008 -
2007 $260,000
2006 $140,000
2005 $160,000
2004 $80,000
2003 $110,000
2002 -
2001 $80,000
2000 $80,000

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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Alabama city websites

Last rated on October 16, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budget documents are available.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas are posted.[3]
    • Meeting dates are posted.[4]
  • Elected officials
    • Names and contact details are provided for elected officials.[5]
  • Building permits & zoning
    • Building permits[6] and codes[7] are available.
    • Zoning ordinances are posted.[8]
  • Audits
    • Financial audits are posted.[2]
  • Contracts
    • Open bids are listed.[9]
  • Local taxes
    • Local tax details are available.[10]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are not available.
  • Administrative officials
    • Administrative contacts are not listed.
  • Contracts
    • Awarded contracts are not listed.
  • Public records
    • Information is not provided on how to file a public records request.
  • Lobbying
    • There is no information on [government sector lobbying].

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