Rapid City, South Dakota

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Rapid City is a city in the state of South Dakota.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of South Dakota city websites

Last rated on Feb. 20, 2013.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budgets are posted.[1]
    • Budgets are archived to 2008.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule, agendas, minutes, and video provided.[2]
    • Council files are archived to 2000.
  • Elected Officials
    • City council members are listed with contact information.[3]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Officials are listed with contact information on department pages.[4]
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Information provided for building permits and zoning.[5]
  • Audits
    • Audits are provided.[6]
    • Audits are archived to 2005.
  • Contracts
    • Bids are posted.[7]
    • Awarded bids are posted.[8]
  • Local Taxes
    • Monthly sales tax report is posted.[9]
    • Sales Tax information from municipal code is linked.[10]
    • Property Tax Information from Municipal Code is linked.[11]
    • Sales Tax Information from Municipal Code. Listed on Finance Department Home Page.[12]
  • Lobbying
    • Lobbying information posted.[13]
  • Public Records
    • Information on how to make a public records request available.[14]
  • Contracts
    • Current bids posted for some departments, such as Parks and Recreation.[15]

The bad

  • Lobbying
    • Dues paid to taxpayer funded lobbying organizations is not posted.
  • Contracts
    • Bids for all departments are not posted.
    • Awarded bids are not posted.
  • Taxes
    • Some links to local taxes are broken.

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