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Pueblo County, Colorado

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Pueblo County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is the city of Pueblo.

Website evaluation

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See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 21, 2012.

The good

  • Finance
    • Budgets are available dating back to 2007.[1]
    • Audits are provided dating back to 2009.[2]
  • Elected officials
    • Elected officials are listed with bios, an office address, a phone number and an email contact form.[3]
  • Administrative staff
    • Departments provide an office address and phone number.
  • Land use
    • Zoning regulations are published on the site.[4]
    • Land use applications can be downloaded on the site.[5]
  • Contracts
    • Bid results are disclosed online.[6]
    • Bids and proposals are disclosed on the site.[7]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and agendas are provided dating back to 2010.[8]
    • A county calendar discloses the time and location of future meetings.[9]
  • Public records
    • A fee schedule is posted for when requesting public records.[10] There is also a public records database.[11]
    • The county clerk provides an email contact form, physical address and phone number.[12]
  • Taxes
    • The Assessor provides a property records search and some information on property taxes.[13]
    • The Treasurer allows residents to pay taxes online and also provides information on taxes.[14]

The bad

  • Elected officials
    • Sunshine Review requires personalized emails be disclosed.
  • Administrative officials
    • Sunshine Review requires that department heads be named and that they also provide a personalized email.
  • Public records
    • The public information officer also needs to provide a personalized email.
  • Lobbying
    • If the county engaged in lobbying actives 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.

Lobbying

In 2008, Pueblo County reported $60,000 spent on lobbying.[15]


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