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Evaluation of Kansas city websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Kansas 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 5 largest cities in Kansas, which averaged an "A-" website transparency grade in 2012.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
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Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
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5 5 5 5 5 5 4 1 5 5
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
N
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Comparison chart


" City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Kansas City, Kansas A-
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Olathe, Kansas A-
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Overland Park, Kansas A+
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Topeka, Kansas A-
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Wichita, Kansas A+
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Comparison chart


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Abbyville, Kansas
Abilene, Kansas B
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Andover, Kansas D- N
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Arkansas City, Kansas B-
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Augusta, Kansas C
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Bel Aire, Kansas A-
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Chanute, Kansas B
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Dodge City, Kansas C-
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Edgerton, Kansas D N
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El Dorado, Kansas D N
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Eudora, Kansas F N
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Gardner, Kansas B-
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Kansas City, Kansas A-
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Kechi, Kansas D- N
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Lawrence, Kansas A+
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Leavenworth, Kansas B-
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Lebo, Kansas F N
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Lenexa, Kansas B-
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Manhattan, Kansas B
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McPherson, Kansas F N
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Mission Hills, Kansas D- P
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Newton, Kansas
Olathe, Kansas A-
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Overland Park, Kansas A+
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Parsons, Kansas D N
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Pittsburg, Kansas C N
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Rose Hill, Kansas F N
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Salina, Kansas B-
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Shawnee, Kansas A+
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St. Marys, Kansas F N
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Topeka, Kansas A-
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Towanda, Kansas F N
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Wichita, Kansas A+
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Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a Kansas city, you can report the error to Geoff Pallay, Director of Research.