Ruston, Louisiana

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Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Audits N
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Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public Records P
Local Taxes N
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Transparency grading process

The city of Ruston is the parish seat of Lincoln Parish, in the state of Louisiana.

As of the 2005 census, the city population was 20,667.

Evaluating transparency of the city's website

The good

  • Administrative officials listed under respective departments.[1]
  • Building permits[2] and zoning information provided.[3]
  • Agendas[4] and meeting minutes[5] are available.

The bad

  • While all aldermen are listed, no contact information is provided.[6]
  • The site has a page about public records, but they are not available online.[7]
  • Current bids are shown on the web site, but current contracts are not.[8]
  • Budget information is not published.
  • Audit reports are not available.
  • Local tax information is not provided.

External links


  1. Departments
  2. Permits
  3. Zoning
  4. Agendas
  5. Minutes
  6. Aldermen
  7. Public Records
  8. Bids