Evaluation of Pennsylvania city websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Pennsylvania 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 city websites (plus the capital), which averaged a "B+" website transparency grade in January of 2012.

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

Comparison chart

" City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Allentown, Pennsylvania 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
N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Erie, Pennsylvania 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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P
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania C 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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N
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N
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P
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania B
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P
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Reading, Pennsylvania B- Y
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Y
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P
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P
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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
600px-Yes check.png

Comparison chart

Please check each district to see when it was last rated, if there is no time stamp then check the "History" tab to see when it was last edited.

" City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Allentown, Pennsylvania 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
N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania B-
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N
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N
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N
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Erie, Pennsylvania 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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P
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania C Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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N
600px-Red x.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
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N
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P
Partial.png
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania B
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{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
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{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
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Reading, Pennsylvania B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
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P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Upper Dublin Township, Pennsylvania A-
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Correcting errors

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