Georgetown, Texas

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Georgetown Texas is a city in Williamson County Texas.

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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 N
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying N
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Public Records Y
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Local Taxes
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Transparency grading process

Evaluating The Website

The good

  • The website for Georgetown Texas includes the names and contact information of all city council members.[1]
  • City council meeting schedules and agendas are published.[2]
  • Administrative officials contact information is available.[3]
  • The current budget is published.[4]
  • There is a procedure for requesting public records.[5]
  • Information on the tax rate and contracts is available.[6][7]
  • Building permits[8] and zoning information available.[9]

The bad

  • Meeting minutes are not published.
  • There is no information on audits and lobbying.


Public Records

The city attorney, Mark Sokolow, is suing the Texas Attorney General for making parts of his job evaluation public.[10]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

Main article: Texas Municipal League members list

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

External links

References

  1. City Council
  2. Agendas
  3. Department Contact
  4. Budget
  5. records request
  6. Tax Rate
  7. Purchasing Department
  8. Permits
  9. Planning
  10. Texas Watchdog, Georgetown city attorney sues AG to keep job evaluation secret, Aug. 20, 2010