Garland, Texas

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Garland Texas is a city in Dallas County Texas.

Elections

2014

The city of Garland, Texas held elections for city council on May 10, 2014. Four of the eight city council seats were up for election.

Incumbents Tim Campbell, Anita Goebel and B.J. Williams won re-election unopposed. Billy Mack Williams won the seat formerly held by John Willis.

Current members, Norfolk City Council
District Councilmember
1 Tim Campbell
2 Anita Goebel
3 Stephen W. Stanley
4 B.J. Williams
5 John Willis
6 Lori Barnett Dodson
7 Scott LeMay
8 Jim Cahill

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

Main article: Texas Municipal League members list

Garland pays membership dues to the Texas Municipal League, a government sector lobbying association.

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Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials P
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Permits, zoning
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Audits Y
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying N
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Public Records N
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Local Taxes N
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Transparency grading process

Website evaluation

The good

  • The website for Garland Texas includes the names and contact information of all city council members.[1]
  • City council meeting agendas and minutes are published.[2]
  • Administrative officials is available.[3]
  • The current budget is published.[4]
  • Information is published for audits and contracts.[5][6]
  • Building permits[7] and zoning information available.[8]

The bad

  • There is no procedure for requesting public records.
  • Contact information is provided for the administrative offices, however the names of the individuals are not provided.
  • There is no information on lobbying and tax rates.

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