La Mirada, California

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La Mirada is a city in California.

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The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.[1]
    • Budgets are archived for four years.[2]
    • Employee compensation is provided in budget documents.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized council email address.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 4 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 4 years.[4]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[5]
  • Administration
    • Contact information for executive staff is provided.[6]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2005 are available.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[8]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the City Clerk. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[9]
    • A public records form is provided.
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.
  • Taxes
    • Local property tax information is provided.[10]
    • Information on local sales and use tax provided.[11]
    • Business Tax fees are provided.[12]
    • Occupancy tax information is provided.[13]
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.[14]
  • Lobbying
    • The city discloses it hires a private lobbying firm for a fee of $30,000.[15]
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[16]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[17]

The bad

  • None

Council Email Addresses

La Mirada officials told Sunshine Review their reason for maintaining a general email address for council members rather than individual emails is "by sharing an email account, concerns, comments and responses can be viewed by all City Councilmembers and their Executive Secretary." City officials said the sharing of an email address ensures "issues are addressed promptly" and that council members are a"ccountable for each other’s actions."

External links

City of La Mirada

References