Chaffee County, Colorado

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Chaffee County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The county seat is Salida.

Website evaluation

Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records P
Local taxes
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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was last evaluated on July 31, 2012.

The good

  • The County Administration is listed on the website with an office address, phone number and personalized email.[1]
  • County commissioners are listed with their roles and responsibilities. Contact information is provided, specifically: office address, phone number and a personalized email.[2]
  • Meeting minutes from 2009 to present are available.[3] Agendas for 2012 are also available.[4] Meeting times and locations are noted on the Commissioner's page.[2]
  • Budgets are available from 2010 to present. Audits are available from 2009 to present.[5]
  • A zoning map and planning applications are available on the website.[6]
  • The Assessor provides information on property taxes and local mill levies.[7]
  • The County Clerk provides contact information, including email, and some fee schedules for certain documents.[8]

The bad

  • The Public Information Officer is not identified, nor any specifications for submitting a public records request.
  • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000. Could also not located bids or proposals.
  • If the county engaged in lobbying actives or if its a member of lobbying associations is not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.

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