Pennington County, South Dakota

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Pennington County is one of 66 counties in South Dakota. It is home to Harney Peak, the highest peak in North America east of the Rocky Mountains.

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Budget
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Meetings
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Elected Officials P
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Administrative Officials P
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Permits, zoning
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Audits
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Contracts
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Lobbying N
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Public records P
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Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process


The good

  • Budget
    • The budget for the current fiscal year is available, as is the budget for the past fiscal year.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedules, agendas and minutes for the current and most recent calendar years are available for Board of Commissioners meetings. Additionally, video is available for the majority of these meetings.[2]
  • Elected officials
    • Commissioners are identified and an office phone number is listed. An e-mail submission form is available (including an option to direct messages to specific officials).[3]
  • Administrative officials
    • Office addresses and phone numbers and e-mail submission forms are available for each department.[4][5]
  • Building permits and zoning
    • Building and zoning permit applications and associated reports are available.[6][7]
  • Audits
    • Audit reports are available for the three most recent fiscal years.[8]
  • Contracts
    • A contract database is provided that includes vendor name, description of services rendered, amount paid, start date and expiration date. Each listing includes a link to a PDF of the contract itself.[9]
  • Public records
    • Citizens are directed to submit public records requests to the head of the appropriate department.[10]
  • Local taxes
    • Basic tax information is available and taxes may be paid online.[11]

The bad

  • Elected officials
    • Individual e-mail addresses and phone numbers are not posted.
  • Administrative officials
    • Individual e-mail addresses and phone numbers are not posted.
  • Lobbying
    • Lobbying information is not available.
  • Public records

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