Ogden, Utah

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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 P
Lobbying N
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Public Records P
Local Taxes Y
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Transparency grading process

Ogden is a city in Weber County, Utah

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Utah city websites

Last rated on Jan. 31, 2012

The good

  • Elected officials listed with contact info[1].
  • Minutes and agendas posted online in multiple formats[2].
  • Budgets and audits posted for multiple years[3].
  • Bids and proposals posted[4].
  • City administrative directory posted[5].
  • Building permit process transparent[6].
  • Excellent document search function[7].

The bad

  • No records request form for documents which aren't listed
  • No info on how much the state spends on lobbying
  • Current contracts not available

The Sutherland Institute

The Sutherland Institute in Utah issued a transparency report that graded Utah cities according to a ten-point checklist.[8] The Institute spent 20 minutes on each website searching for checklist items to ensure that transparency items were both present and easily accessible. 111 cities were graded and averaged a score of roughly 5 points, which is the equivalent of a C- transparency grade.[9]

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