Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

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Natchitoches 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 Natchitoches. As of 2000, the population was 39,080. This is the heart of the Cane River Louisiana Creole community.

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See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
Budget N
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Meetings P
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

  • A complete listing of police jurors and administrative officials is available, along with contact information.[1]
  • Council meeting minutes and agendas are available dating to 2005; However, few minutes are posted for 2011.[2] Uniquely, Natchitoches provides a feature on its site that will send an e-mail notification when new minutes of council meetings are posted.

The bad

  • The website does not offer any budgetary information.
  • No information is available on building and zoning, parish audits and contracts, and local taxes.
  • No information is provided about how parish residents can request access to public documents of the parish under Louisiana's sunshine laws.

External links


  1. Contact Information
  2. minutes and agendas