Evaluation of South Dakota city websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of South Dakota 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
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


This chart encompasses the five largest cities in South Dakota, along with the capital city: Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Brookings, Watertown, and Pierre. These cities averaged a D+ website transparency grade in 2012.

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

Comparison chart

No websites have been evaluated for South Dakota.

All city ratings

No websites have been evaluated for South Dakota.

Correcting errors

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