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Idaho Falls, Idaho

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Idaho Falls is a town in Idaho.

Website Evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Idaho city websites

This website was evaluated on Oct. 24, 2012.

Meetings P
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Lobbying N
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Public Records
Local Taxes

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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Elected officials
    • Elected officials are listed with emails, phone numbers and mailing addresses.[1]
  • Administrative officials
    • Each department lists the department head along with a general mailing address, phone numbers, and a personalized email.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meetings notices are published with times and locations.[3]
    • Meeting minutes and audio provided dating back to 2010.[4]
  • Finance
    • Budgets are published dating back to 2008-2009.[5]
    • CAFRs are posted dating back to 2007.[5]
  • Building and permits
    • Building code ordinances are posted on the site.[6]
    • Building permit applications are uploaded on the website.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Proposed bids and contract statements are published on the site.[8]
  • Public records
    • The City Clerk identifies its role as the public information officer and provides a mailing address, email and phone number.[9]
  • Taxes
    • Information on how to find local tax information is provided.[10]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas for the past 3-5 years could not be found.
  • Lobbying
    • If the county engaged in lobbying actives or if it's a member of government lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.


  • Citizen Portal
    • Includes a Citizen's Portal which contains links to FAQs, opening a citizen request and paying utility bills online.[11]
  • Employment
    • Information for job seekers with ability to apply online and register for future job notification.[12]
  • Construction Projects
    • Information of ongoing construction projects within the city.[13]
  • Airport
    • Arrival and departure information.[14]
  • Zoo
    • Regularly updated with new information.[15]
  • Golf
    • Three golf courses with information available online.[16]
  • Scenery
    • Webcam of the Green Belt showing constantly updated images of the beautiful falls.[17]
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Best Place to Raise Your Kids[18]
    • Top 100 Places to Live[19]

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