Scott County, Minnesota

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Budget N
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials N
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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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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Scott County is one of 87 counties in Minnesota.

Website evaluation

The good

  • The names and contact information of all county commissioners is available.[1]
  • County commissioner meeting agendas and minutes are published.[2]
  • Audit information is published.[3]
  • Information on taxes is provided.[4]
  • Zoning information is available,[5] as well as building permit information.[6]

The bad

  • There is no information on the budget, administrative officials, contracts, lobbying, and public records.


Main article: Minnesota government sector lobbying

Scott County spent $815,000 between 2006-2010 on lobbying the federal government, coming in as the highest spender in a report analyzing the lobbying of 26 entities in Minnesota.[7][8]

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  1. County Government
  2. Meetings
  3. Audits
  4. Taxes
  5. Zoning
  6. Building Permits
  7. "Scott County: Spending tax dollars to get tax dollars," Star Tribune, September 4, 2010
  8. Scott County - Open Secrets