Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

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Lafourche Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana. A parish, in Louisiana, is the equivalent of a county in other states. The parish seat is Thibodaux. In 2000, its population was 89,974.

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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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Audits Y
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The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for six years.[1]
  • Administrative officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[2]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided, including a mailing address, phone number and personalized e-mail.
  • Elected officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized e-mail.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for nine years.[4]
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 11 years.[5]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[6]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2006 are available.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[8]
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[9]
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is identified. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
    • A public records form is provided.
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[10]
  • Lobbying
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[12]

External links

References

  1. Lafourche Parish, Budget, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  2. Lafourche Parish, Administrative Officials, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  3. Lafourche Parish, Elected Officials, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  4. Lafourche Parish, Minutes, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  5. Lafourche Parish, Agendas, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  6. Lafourche Parish, Meeting Calendar, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  7. Lafourche Parish, Audits, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  8. Lafourche Parish, Bids and RFPs, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  9. Lafourche Parish, Contracts, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  10. Lafourche Parish, Tax rates, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  11. Lafourche Parish, Lobbying, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  12. Lafourche Parish, Permit Office, Accessed: November 24, 2012