Rio Blanco County, Colorado

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Rio Blanco County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is Meeker.

Website evaluation

Transparency Grade
Budget Y
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Meetings P
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning P
Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public records
Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 22, 2012.

The good

  • Finance
    • Budgets are posted dating back to 2008.[1]
    • Audits, or CAFRs, are provided dating back to 2007.[1]
    • Payroll is provided by position.[1]
  • Elected Officials
    • County commissioners are listed on the site with a general email address, phone number, and physical address.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting archives dating back to 2002 are provided.[3]
    • The upcoming agenda is posted.[2]
    • A meeting schedule naming the times and locations of public meetings is provided.[2]
  • Taxes
    • Information on Sales and Use tax is provided.[4]
    • The Assessor provides information on local property taxes.[5]
    • The Treasurer also provides additional information on property taxes.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and proposals are published on the site.[7]
  • Public records
    • A public records database available and a fee schedule for documents.[8]
    • The clerk provides an office address, phone number and role based email.
  • Planning & zoning
    • Land use regulations are published.[9]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Heads of departments are listed with phone numbers, personalized emails and an office address.[10]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas for the past 3-5 years are not disclosed.
  • Elected officials
    • No personalized emails for elected officials are provided.
  • Planning
    • Permit applications cannot be downloaded online.
  • 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.

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