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Bowie, Maryland

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Permits, zoning P
Contracts P
Lobbying P
Public Records N
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Transparency grading process
Bowie is a city in Maryland.

Website evaluation

This website was most recently evaluated Aug. 14, 2012.

The good

  • Contact information for elected officials is posted.[1]
  • Meeting minutes[2] and agendas[3] are posted.
  • Contact information for administration officials is posted.[4]
  • Current and previous budgets are posted.[5]
  • Annual audits are posted.[6]
  • Some contract and bid information is posted.[7]
  • Lobbying
    • Discloses monies spent on lobbying in the budget[8]
  • Taxes
    • Tax rates and revenues are published in the budget[8]

The bad

  • Zoning ordinances and building permits are not posted.
    • Building permits cannot be downloaded online, they must be filed in person.[9]
  • Information on how to file a public records request is not posted.
  • Information on tax payer funded lobbying efforts is not posted.
  • Data on local taxes is not posted.
  • Lobbying
    • Does not disclose membership in government sector lobbying organizations

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