Hall County, Georgia

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Hall County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. Its county seat is Gainesville.

Website evaluation

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Transparency Grade
Budget P
Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits P
Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process

Main article: Evaluation of Georgia county websites

The good

  • One budget and an annual financial report are posted[1].
  • Meeting agendas and minutes are provided[2].
  • Contact information for the Commissioners is provided[3].
  • Contact information for the Administrators is also provided[4].
  • Building permit and zoning information is provided[5].
  • Tax information is provided and property taxes can be searched online[6].

The bad

  • Bids[7], but no contracts, are listed.
  • No lobbying affiliations are listed.
  • There is no information about requesting public records.

Public records

Citing the large amount of records requested from the county in 2008, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is urging state lawmakers to consider changing the public records law to increase the amount the county can charge per copy. County officials do not currently budget in time to respond to records requests as part of their duties, which can contribute to their difficulties in responding to requests in a timely manner. The most frequently requested documents are not made available online.[8]

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