East Providence, Rhode Island

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Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning N
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Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public Records N
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Local Taxes P

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Transparency grading process

East Providence is a municipality in Rhode Island.

Website Evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Rhode Island city websites

The good

  • Contact information for elected officials is posted.[1]
  • Meeting agendas[2] and minutes[3]
  • Budget is posted<ref? Budget </ref>
    • Includes monthly budget updates and previous budgets.
  • Audits are posted.[4]
    • Audits available for 2006 to 2009, the most recent year.
  • Current bids are posted.[5]
  • Contact information for administrative officials is posted.[6]
    • Users must go to each department for the contact information.
  • Some tax information is posted.[7]

The bad

  • Previous bids and contracts are not posted.
  • Zoning information and building permits are not posted.
  • Information on taxpayer funded lobbying efforts is not posted.
  • Information on how to request public records is not available.
    • City does provide way to request vital records, which include birth, death and marriage certificates.[8]

External links

Find information for this town and the local public school at the Transparency Train Portal to Government Transparency - an online database of information provided by the Ocean State Policy Research Institute.