New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Texas is a city in Comal County and Guadalupe County Texas.

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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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying N
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Public Records Y
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Local Taxes

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Evaluating The Website

Last rated on Jan. 24, 2013.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • The website for New Braunfels includes the names, term information, and contact information of all city council members.[1]
  • Meetings
    • City council meeting agendas[2] and minutes are published.[3]
    • Minutes and agendas are archived to 2008.
  • Administration
    • Contact information for city administration officials is posted.[4]
  • Public Records
  • The current budget is published.[6]
  • Budget
    • Current budget is posted.[7]
    • Budgets are archived to 2009.
  • Audit
    • Financial audits are posted and archived to 2009.[8]
  • Taxes
    • Local tax rates, including sales taxes, property taxes and hotel/ motel tax rates are posted.[9]
  • Contracts
    • Information on vendor contracts is posted.[10]
  • Zoning
    • Building permits, including plumbing and electrical are posted.[11]
    • Zoning information available.[12]

The bad

  • Lobbying
    • No information on taxpayer funded lobbying efforts or membership in lobbying organizations is posted.

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

Main article: Texas Municipal League members list

New Braunfels pays membership dues to the Texas Municipal League, a government sector lobbying association.

External links

New Braunfels City Texas


  1. City Council
  2. Agendas
  3. Archives
  4. Administration
  5. [h Open Records]
  6. Budget
  7. Finance
  8. Finance
  9. Taxes
  10. Purchasing Dept
  11. Permits
  12. Zoning