Elko County, Nevada

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Elko County is one of 16 counties in Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the population was 45,291. As of July 1, 2007, the population of Elko County was estimated at 50,434. Its county seat is Elko. The county was organized on March 5, 1869, being taken from Lander County. In area, Elko County is the fourth-largest county in the United States (though its ranking is lower if one includes the boroughs of Alaska).

Elko County is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area.


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This website was most recently evaluated on September 16, 2013.

The good

  • Current budget is posted; archive budgets for the past four fiscal years are also available.[1]
  • Agendas and videos are posted for all past meetings dating to at least August 2012 (agendas and minutes are available for many meetings dating back to 2002); minutes are also available for most of these meetings; information is posted for upcoming meetings, as well.[2]
  • Information on elected officials is available, including name, phone number, email address and committee assignments.[3]
  • Administrative officials and other staff are listed by department with complete contact information (name, title, phone number and email address).
  • Building and zoning information, including forms, is available.
  • Audits are available for the past five fiscal years (information for FY13 has not yet been posted).[1]
  • Current bid information is available.[4]
  • Tax information, including payment options, is available.[5]

The bad

  • The website does not appear to include information on county contracts.
  • It is not clear whether the county employs a lobbyist or belongs to any government sector lobbying associations.
  • A central contact for FOIA requests is not clearly identified, though many common public records are available via an online database.

Lobbying

Main article: Nevada government sector lobbying

Elko County has one registered lobbyist.[6]

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