Carson City, Nevada

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Carson City is an independent city in the U.S. state of Nevada. The Consolidated Municipality of Carson City is the capital of the State of Nevada. The population was 52,457 at the 2000 census. Carson City is now an independent city and is its own Metropolitan Statistical Area. Like many towns in Nevada, Carson City was founded in the boom days of mining. A center of silver mining, Carson City was the county seat of the former Ormsby County and was named for explorer Kit Carson.

Carson City has the distinction of being the smallest of the 363 Metropolitan Statistical Areas as designated by the United States Census Bureau (as of July 1, 2007).

The largest nearby city to Carson City is Reno, about 30 miles (48 km) to the north. Carson City is one of only two capital cities in the United States that borders another state (Carson City borders California); the other is Trenton, New Jersey (bordering Pennsylvania). Alaska's capital city, Juneau, borders British Columbia, Canada.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Nevada city websites

This website was most recently evaluated on 11 November 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budget is available and archived for three years[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are available and archived for three years[2]
    • Agendas are available and archived for three years[3]
    • Meeting schedule is posted[4]
  • Elected Officials
    • Names, email addresses, phone numbers, and physical addresses are available for elected officials[5]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Administrative officials are listed with names, physical addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses[6]
  • Building permits and zoning
    • Building permits and zoning information are both available[7]
  • Audits
    • Financial reports are available and archived for three years[8]
  • Contracts
    • Bid opportunities are available[9]
  • Public Records
    • Records are searchable[10]
  • Taxes
    • Tax rates are posted[11]
    • Tax revenue is listed in the budget.

The bad

  • Contracts
    • Contracts over $10,000 are not posted.
  • Lobbying
    • Does not disclose government sector lobbying membership
    • Does not disclose money spent on lobbying efforts
  • Public Records
    • Records official is not listed
    • Information on how to submit a records request is not posted.


Main article: Nevada government sector lobbying

Carson City has seven registered lobbyists.[12] Carson City Library, which is a subsidiary of Carson City, has one registered lobbyist.[12]

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