Portage, Michigan

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Portage is a city in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

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The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 3 years.[1]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[2]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and contact form.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 3 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 3 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[4]
    • Meeting videos are available.[5]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.[6]
    • Audits for the past 3 years are available.
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[7]
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[8]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the city clerk. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[9]
    • A public records form is provided.[10]
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[11][12]
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.[13]
  • Lobbying
    • The city does not have any membership to lobbying associations.[14]
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[15]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[16]

The bad

  • Administrative Officials
    • Personalized email addresses are not provided for department heads.

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