Douglas County, Nevada

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Douglas County is one of 16 counties in Nevada. As of 2000, the population was 41,259. As of 2007, the population was estimated to be 52,386.

Website evaluation

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


The good

  • Budget
    • Budgets are available and archived for three years[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule is posted[2]
    • Meeting agendas are posted for this year[3]
  • Elected officials
    • Elected officials are listed with names, email addresses, and phone numbers[4]
  • Administrative Officials
    • The county manager is listed with name, email address, physical addresses, and phone numbers[5]
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Zoning information is available[6]
    • Building permits and applications are available[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are available[8]
  • Taxes
    • Information on how taxes are calculated is available[9]
    • Tax revenue is available in the budget.

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes do not appear to be available
    • Meeting agendas are not archived for three years
  • Audits
    • Audit information is not available or archived for three years.
  • Contracts
    • Contracts over $10,000 are not posted
  • Lobbying
    • Does not disclose membership to government sector lobbying organizations
    • Does not disclose money spent on lobbying efforts.
  • Public Records
    • No information on how to file a public records request is available
    • Records officer is not listed
  • Tax information is available but must go through the Treasurer's website.
  • No minutes available for meetings.
  • No information on how to file for public records.
  • No budget, county audits, credit card receipts, or checkbook register information available online.
  • Does not disclose whether it belongs to government sector lobbying associations.

Lobbying

Main article: Nevada government sector lobbying

Douglas County has five registered lobbyists.[10] The Douglas County Redevelopment Agency has two registered lobbyists.[10]

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