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Odessa, Texas

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Odessa Texas is a city in Ector County.

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 P
Audits Y
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Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public Records Y
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Local Taxes

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Evaluating Transparency of Odessa's Website

Last rated on Jan. 17, 2012

The good

  • City council meeting agendas and minutes are published.[1]
  • The current budget is published.[2]
  • The names and contact information of city council members is provided.[3]
  • There is procedure for requesting public records.[4][5]
  • Information on administrative officials, audits, and the tax rate is available.[6][7]
  • Zoning information available.[8][9]
  • Checkbook register is posted.[10]

The bad

  • Building permits not available.[11]
  • There is no information on lobbying.
  • Information is given regarding purchasing, but no current or past bids or contracts are available.[12]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

Main article: Texas Municipal League members list

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

External links

Odessa City Texas Wikipedia entry Template:Wikipedia (Sunshine Review)


  1. Agendas and Minutes
  2. Budgets
  3. City Council
  4. Public Information Officer
  5. Open Records Request-Police
  6. Administrative Officials
  7. Audits
  8. Zoning
  9. Taxes
  10. Finance
  11. Permits
  12. Purchasing