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Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

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Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana. A parish, in Louisiana, is the equivalent of a county in other states. The parish seat is Pointe à la Hache. As of 2000, the parish's population was 26,757.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
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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 N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes N
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The good

  • An inspection of the website finds that it includes a complete list of council members and administrative officials, along with e-mail addresses.[1]
  • The budget is online.[2]
  • Recent council meetings can be viewed online.[3]
  • Recent council meeting minutes are available, along with recent council agendas.[4][5]
  • Permits are available on the website.[6]

The bad

  • No information is provided about how parish residents can request access to public documents of the parish under Louisiana's sunshine laws.
  • Parish audits, contracts and tax information are not online.
  • The website does not have a search function.

Lobbying

See also: Louisiana government sector lobbying

Plaquemines Parish spent $186,000 on lobbying the federal government in the first two quarters of 2010.[7]

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