Escambia County, Florida

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Escambia County is one of 67 counties in Florida. Pensacola is the county seat.

Escambia County's population was estimated at 303,343 in 2009.[1]

Evaluation of website

Main article: Evaluation of Florida county websites

Last rated on Jan. 19, 2012

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The good

  • Budgets are available.[2]
  • Board meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes are posted.[3][4]
  • County commissioners are listed with contact information.[5]
  • Building permit information is available[6], as well as zoning information.[7]
  • Contracts are online.[8]
  • Local sales tax information is posted.[9][10]
  • Includes a link to the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information[11], which includes a wealth of resources for making public records requests in Florida. The Clerk's office also provides an online public records search with information on Florida Statute Chapter 119 regarding Public Records.[12]

The bad

Lobbying

In 2007, Escambia County reported $60,000 spent on lobbying.[13] Escambia County paid for lobbying services from Jenkins Hill Consulting[14]

Audits

For Escambia County, the clerk or comptroller performs the internal audit.[15]

External links

References

  1. U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
  2. Budget (dead link)
  3. Meeting Schedule (dead link)
  4. (dead link)CountyCommissioners/ (dead link)BOCC/publicagenda.html Updated Meetings and Minutes
  5. Commissioners (dead link)
  6. Building Permit (dead link)
  7. Zoning
  8. (dead link)Bureaus/ManagementServices/Vendors.html Contracts
  9. (dead link)Bureaus/PublicInformation/CountyPublications.html Resources - Annual Report
  10. (dead link)Bureaus/PublicInformation/CountyPublications.html County Publications - Local Option Sales Tax Information
  11. Brechner Center
  12. 12.0 12.1 [1] (dead link)
  13. Escambia County - Open Secrets
  14. Open Secrets Jenkins Hill Consulting
  15. PBC Clerk & Comptroller 5.30.07