Evaluation of Alabama city websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Alabama city websites.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
P
Partial.png
means that information was partially provided

Check the page about each city for more detailed information about what information is available on the city website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

This chart encompasses the results for the 5 largest cities in Alabama, which averaged a "C" website transparency grade as of November 2012.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
3 3 5 3 4 3 0 0 1 3
P
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2 2 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0
N
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0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 4 2

Comparison chart

" City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Birmingham, Alabama C-
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P
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N
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N
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N
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Huntsville, Alabama C P
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N
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N
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Mobile, Alabama D
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Montgomery, Alabama C P
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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N
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Y
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N
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama D
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N
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N
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All city evaluations

Comparison chart

" City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Acmar, Alabama F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Ada, Alabama F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Adamsville, Alabama F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Addison, Alabama F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Akron, Alabama F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Alabama City, Alabama F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Birmingham, Alabama C-
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N
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N
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Huntsville, Alabama C P
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N
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Mobile, Alabama D
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N
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P
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N
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N
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N
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Montgomery, Alabama C P
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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N
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Y
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N
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama D
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N
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N
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Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about an Alabama city, you can report the error by emailing us.