Placer County, California

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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 N
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Permits, zoning N
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Audits Y
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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Placer County is one of 58 counties in California.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of California county websites

The good

  • The names and contact information for all board of supervisor members is provided.[1]
  • Board of supervisor meeting agendas and minutes are published.[2]
  • Budget, Audit, and Tax information is published.[3]
  • Information on contracts is available.[4]

The bad


Main article: California government sector lobbying

During the two-year legislative session that ended December 1, 2008, Placer County spent $780,081 for lobbyists and membership dues in advocacy groups to lobby the California legislature.[5][6]

In 2008, Placer County reported $240,000 spent on lobbying the federal government.[7]

External links


  1. Board
  2. Meetings
  3. Financial Documents
  4. Contracts
  5. Sacramento Bee, "Local government lobbying costs soar in California," February 10, 2009
  6. State-Level Lobbying and Taxpayers: How Much Do We Really Know?, Pacific Research Institute
  7. [1]