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Rapides Parish, Louisiana

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana. A parish, in Louisiana, is the equivalent of a county in other states. Alexandria is the parish seat. It encompasses the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
Budget P
Meetings Y
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Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning N
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Audits P
Contracts N
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Lobbying 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, but does not include contact information.[1]
  • Meeting minutes are available from 2001 to present. Current agendas are also available.[2]
  • Local tax information is available.[3]
  • The most recent audit information available on the website is dated 2008.[4]

The bad

  • No information is provided about how parish residents can request access to public documents of the parish under Louisiana's sunshine laws.
  • Budget information is two years out of date.[5]
  • Parish contracts are not available.
  • There is no search function on the website.

External links


  1. Parish Police Jury
  2. Agendas and Minutes
  3. Sales and Use Tax
  4. [1]
  5. Budget