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Brazoria County, Texas

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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying N
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Transparency grading process

Brazoria County, Texas is one of 254 counties in Texas.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Texas county websites

This site was most recently evaluated on 15 Dec 2012.

The good

  • Meetings[1]
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 3 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 3 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.
    • Meeting video or podcasts are available.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[2]
  • Administrative officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[3]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
  • Permits and zoning
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.
    • There is no zoning in Brazoria County but zoning information is provided for municipalities.[4][5]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[6]
  • Notice of tax revenue increase is provided.[7]
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the County Clerk position. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
    • A online database for researching and obtaining access to common public records is provided.[8]
  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 4 years.[9]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2006 are available.[10][11]

The bad

  • Public records
    • A public records form is not provided by the County Clerk.
    • A fee schedule for documents is not provided.
  • Lobbying
    • No lobbying information is provided.


External links

References

  1. Brazoria County, Meetings, Accessed: Dec 15, 2012
  2. Brazoria County, Directory, Accessed: Dec 15, 2012
  3. Brazoria County, Directory, Accessed: Dec 15, 2012
  4. Building Permits
  5. Brazoria County, Frequently Asked Questions, Accessed: Dec 15, 2012
  6. Brazoria County, Purchasing Dept., Accessed: Dec 15, 2012
  7. Tax revenue increase
  8. County clerk
  9. 2012 Brazoria County, Budget, Accessed: Dec 15, 2012
  10. Brazoria County, Audit, Accessed: Dec 15, 2012
  11. Financial Information