Evaluation of California city websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of California 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 6 largest cities plus the capital. The cities averaged a "B+" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
6 6 6 5 5 6 4 1 6 5
P
Partial.png
0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 1
N
600px-Red x.png
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

Comparison chart

" City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Fresno, California B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
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Y
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N
600px-Red x.png
Y
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Los Angeles, California B Y
600px-Yes check.png
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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Y
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N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
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Sacramento, California A- Y
600px-Yes check.png
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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Y
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N
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
San Diego, California A-
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San Francisco, California A- 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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Y
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Y
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P
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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San Jose, California

All city evaluations

" City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Anaheim, California B-
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N
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N
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Bell, California A-
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Berkeley, California A-
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N
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Costa Mesa, California A+
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Delano, California A+
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Fresno, California B- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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N
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N
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Y
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Y
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Los Angeles, California B 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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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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P
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Mammoth Lakes, California C-
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N
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N
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N
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Maywood, California D P
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N
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N
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N
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Norco, California B
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N
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N
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Ridgecrest, California B-
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N
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N
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N
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Sacramento, California A- 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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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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San Bernardino, California C-
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N
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N
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San Diego, California A-
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San Francisco, California A- 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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Y
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Y
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P
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Y
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Y
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San Jose, California
Santa Ana, California C-
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N
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Stockton, California C-
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N
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N
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N
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Walnut, California C- 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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N
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Y
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N
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Correcting errors

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