Leon County, Florida

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Leon County is one of 67 counties in Florida. Tallahassee is the county seat.

Leon County's estimated population as of 2009 was 265,714.[1] It is one of 20 charter countes in the state. It became a charter county in 2002.[2]

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This site was last evaluated on Feb. 2, 2013.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budget is published.[3]
    • Budget is archived to 2008.
  • Meetings
    • Board meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are all available.[4]
    • Minutes are archived to 1994.[5]
  • Elected Officials
    • County commissioners are listed with contact information.[6]
  • Administration
    • County administrator is listed with contact information.[7]
  • Audits
    • Annual financial reports are available.[8]
    • Audits are archived to 1998.
  • Permits and Zoning
    • Building permits are posted.[9]
    • Zoning information is posted.[10]
  • Contracts
    • Current contracts and details are available.[11]
    • Awarded bids are posted.[12]
  • Public Records
  • Taxes
    • Local tax information is available.[14]
    • Local fees are posted.
  • Lobbying
    • There is general information posted on lobbying.[15]

The bad

Lobbying

Main article: Florida government sector lobbying

Leon County, Florida has reported $560,000 spent on lobbying since 2002 (see table).

Reported lobbying expenditures, 2002-2009[16]
Year Amount spent on lobbying
2009 $40,000
2008 $80,000
2007 $100,000
2006 $120,000
2005 $60,000
2004 $60,000
2003 $60,000
2002 $40,000

Audits

For Leon County, the clerk or comptroller performs the internal audits.[17]

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