Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Green Bay is a city in Wisconsin.

Website evaluation

Budget P
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning
Audits P
Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public Records N
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Local Taxes P

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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Most current agendas are posted.
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 6 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[2]
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[3]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for most departments.
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[4]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[5]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[7]
  • Local Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[8]

The bad

  • Budget
    • Budgets are not archived for the past 3 years.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas are not archived for 3-5 years.
  • Administrative Officials
    • Not every department has the department head listed.
  • Audits
    • Audits must be archived for as least 3 years.
  • Contracts
    • Past approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Lobbying
    • If the city engaged in lobbying actives or if it's a member of government lobbying associations are not disclosed, nor is the total cost of lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is not identified. Ballotpedia requires a mailing address, phone number and personalized email be listed with this position.
  • Local Taxes
    • Taxes cannot be paid online.

Elected officials

Official Office
James J. Schmitt Mayor
Thomas De Wane Common Council President, 2nd District Alderman
Jerry Wiezbiskie 1st District Alderman
Andy Nicholson 3rd District Alderman
Anthony Theisen 4th District Alderman
Amy Kocha 5th District Alderman
Dan Haefs 6th District Alderman
Ned Dorff 7th District Alderman
Christopher Wery 8th District Alderman
Guy Zima 9th District Alderman
Steven Deneys 10th District Alderman
Brian Danzinger 11th District Alderman
Patrick Buckley 12th District Alderman

Public records

The city of Green Bay was ordered to turn over copies of legal invoices sought by the "Green Bay Press Gazette" under Wisconsin's open records law. The newspaper requested the invoices for all outside legal counsel in 2007 and 2008 for an article in June that showed Brown County paid lawyers more than $2.4 million in legal fees in 2008.[9]The legal battle between the city and the "Green Bay Press-Gazette" over the release of two years of legal fee bills ended up costing the city $27,000 in legal fees. The city was ordered to pay the legal fees.[10]

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