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Evaluation of West Virginia city websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of West Virginia 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 West Virginia: Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Morgantown, and Wheeling. These cities received a failing website transparency grade in July 2012.

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

Comparison chart


" City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Parkersburg, West Virginia F N
600px-Red x.png
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P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Wheeling, West Virginia D P
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
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P
Partial.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
Parkersburg, West Virginia F N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
Wheeling, West Virginia D P
Partial.png
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png

Correcting errors

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