East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

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East Baton Rouge Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana. A parish, in Louisiana, is the equivalent of a county in other states. The parish seat is Baton Rouge, Louisiana's state capital. As of 2000, the population was 412,852.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
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Budget Y
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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 Y
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Contracts P
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Lobbying N
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Public records Y
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Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process


The good

  • An inspection of the website finds that it includes information regarding members of the metropolitan council (the governing agency), as well as relevant contact information.[1]
  • Budget information is published online.[2]
  • Public records can be obtained through the Office of Public Information.[3]
  • Meeting information and agendas are available online. However, past agendas do not appear to be archived.[4]
  • The administrative staff of the Mayor-President are listed, along with contact information.[5]
  • Building permit information is available via PDFs.[6]
  • Annual audit reports are available.[7]
  • Tax information is available.[8]

The bad

  • Rules regarding bids are available, but there is no information on active or past contracts for the parish.[9][10]
  • No information on lobbying is available.

External links

References

  1. Board and Council Members
  2. Budget Information
  3. Public Information Office
  4. Meetings and Agendas
  5. Mayor's Staff
  6. Permit and Inspection Division
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  9. Vendor Rules
  10. Vendor Guide