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Santa Cruz County, California

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Santa Cruz County is one of 58 counties in California. The county is contained within 445 square miles.[1]

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of California county websites

Last rated on Jan. 18, 2012

The good

  • The current budget is published.[2]
  • Audit Reports are published.[3]
  • Information on contracts is provided.[4]
  • Information on taxes is provided.[5]
  • The names and contact information for all board of supervisor members is available.[6]
  • Board of supervisor meeting agendas and minutes are published.[7]
  • Information on building permits and zoning is available.[8]
  • Information on how to obtain public records is provided.[9]

The bad

  • There is no information on lobbying and administrative officials.


Main article: California government sector lobbying

In 2008, Santa Cruz County reported $20,000 spent on lobbying.[10]

For 2007 and 2008, the county's Regional Transportation Commission spent $71,634 on lobbying the California legislature.[11]


There are 38,000 students in the county, 10 separate school districts, and a county Office of Education in the county.[1]

See also

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