Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

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Pointe 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 New Roads. As of 2000, the population was 22,763.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
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Budget N
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials N
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Permits, zoning P
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process


The good

  • An inspection of the website finds that it includes information regarding members of the police jury (the governing agency) of the parish.[1]
  • Parish tax information is available online.[2]
  • Meeting minutes and agendas are available.[3]

The bad

  • No budget information is listed.
  • Administrative officials are not listed.
  • No information is provided about how parish residents can request access to public documents of the parish under Louisiana's sunshine laws.
  • There is no way to check the status of a permit, nor can one download the forms.[4]
  • There is a section on the website for permits, but it is filled with sample text.
  • Parish contracts are not online.

External links

References

  1. Pointe Parish Police Jury
  2. Sales Tax and Use
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  4. Point Parish Permits