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Lake County, Colorado

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Lake County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The county seat is the city of Leadville.

Website evaluation

Budget P
Meetings N
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Elected Officials
Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning
Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records P
Local taxes P
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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 9, 2012.

The good

  • County commissioners are listed with a brief bio, office address, phone number and personalized email.[1]
  • The staff directory provides a phone number, general office address and email contact form.[2]
  • The Clerk & Recorder provides a fee schedule for requesting public records, an office address, phone number and email contact form.[3]
  • The Treasurer provides a tax search database and the ability to pay property taxes online.[4]
  • Planning and zoning provides permit application forms and land development codes.[5]
  • The 2012 budget summary is provided.[6]

The bad

  • The administrative staff does not provide personalized emails.
  • The clerk and recorder does not provide a personalized email address.
  • Meeting minutes and agendas for the past 3-5 years could not be found. Information on the times and locations of public meetings was also not provided.
  • Budgets and audits for the past 3-5 years were not provided.
  • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • If the county engaged in lobbying activities or if it is a member of lobbying associations is not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.

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