Jackson Parish, Louisiana

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Jackson Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana. A parish, in Louisiana, is the equivalent of a county in other states. In 2000, its population was 15,397. The parish seat is Jonesboro. Jackson Parish is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning N
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes N
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • The budget is available in PDF format.[1]
  • There is a complete listing of police jurors, including contact information (and, in most cases, e-mail addresses).[2]
  • A complete listing of administrative staff is also available, complete with e-mail addresses.[3]
  • Meeting minutes are available, dating from 2003 to present.[4]

The bad

  • No information is provided about how parish residents can request access to public documents of the parish under Louisiana's sunshine laws.
  • No information in included regarding parish contracts, audits, lobbying and taxes.
  • The website does not have a search function.

External links


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  2. Police Jurors (dead link)
  3. Administrative Staff
  4. Police Jury Meeting Minutes (dead link)