Highland Village, Texas

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Highland Village is a city in Denton County Texas.

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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Audits Y
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Public Records Y
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Transparency grading process

Evaluating The Website

This website was most recently evaluated March 29, 2013.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • Contact information for elected officials, including telephone numbers and individual email addresses, is posted.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas and minutes are posted.
    • Minutes are archived in PDF format to 2011.[2]
    • Agendas are archived in PDF format to 2011.[3]
  • Administration
    • Contact information for administrative officials is posted.[4]
    • A staff directory is provided.[5]
  • Budget
    • Most recent city budget is posted in a PDF format.[6]
    • Budgets are archived to 2007.[7]
  • Audit
    • Most recent financial audit is posted online.[8]
    • Audits are archived to 2001.[9]
  • Taxes
    • Local tax information, including property tax rates and sales tax rates are posted.[10]
  • Permits and Zoning
    • Information on building permits, as well as downloadable forms, is posted.[11]
    • Information on zoning ordinances and classifications is posted.[12]
  • Contracts
    • Open bids are posted.[13]
  • Lobbying
    • The city provides some information on its legislative agenda.[14]
  • Public Records
    • Information on how to file a public records request is posted.[15]
  • Lobbying
    • Information on taxpayer funded lobbying efforts or paid membership in lobbying organizations, such as the Texas Municipal League, is are posted with membership dues.[16]

The bad

  • Contracts
    • Awarded bid information is not posted.


Taxpayer-funded lobbying

Main article: Texas Municipal League members list

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

External links

References

  1. Elected Officials
  2. Minutes Archives
  3. Archived Agendas
  4. City Manager
  5. http://www.highlandvillage.org/directory.aspx Staff Directory]
  6. Budget
  7. Budget Archives
  8. Audit
  9. Audit Archives
  10. Taxes
  11. Permits
  12. Zoning
  13. Bids
  14. Legislative Agenda
  15. Public Records
  16. Lobbying, Accessed: March 29, 2013