Prowers County, Colorado

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Prowers County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is Lamar.

Website evaluation

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Transparency grading process


See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 21, 2012.

The good

  • Finances
    • Budgets are provided dating back to 2010.[1]
    • The 2011 audit is provided.
  • Elected Officials
    • County commissioners provide a bio, office address, phone number and personalized email.
  • Administrative officials
    • Staff provides an office address, phone number and email. The department heads are identified.
  • Public records
    • A fee schedule for records is provided.
    • The Clerk acknowledges its role as Public Information Officer and provides a physical address, phone number and email.
  • Planning
    • Land use regulations are disclosed.
    • Permit applications are posted on the website.
  • Contracts
    • Bids and proposals are posted online.
  • Taxes
    • Some information of property tax lein sales is available.
  • Meetings
    • A meeting calendar is provided naming the times and locations of future meetings.
    • The most recent meeting agenda is available.
  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Lobbying
    • If the county engaged in lobbying activities or if it's a member of lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.

The bad

  • Links are structured in a way that it's impossible for Sunshine Review to reference specific areas of the site.
  • Finance
    • Audits are not provided for the past 3-5 years.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and agendas for the past 3-5 years are not available.
  • Taxes
    • Local tax rates are not disclosed.

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