Somervell County, Texas

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Somervell County, Texas is one of 254 counties in Texas.

Website evaluation

Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials P
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 Y
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Local taxes P
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Transparency grading process

This website was last evaluated in March 2014.

The good

  • The current fiscal year budget is available. Past fiscal year budgets are also available.[1] Check registers are also available.[2]
  • Meeting agendas and minutes are available.[3][4]
  • Contact information is available for elected officials, although email addresses are not provided.[5][6]
  • Contact information is available for administrative officials and county employees, although email addresses are not provided.[7]
  • Counties in Texas do not zone land use or issue building permits.
  • Independent audit reports are included in the county's annual financial reports.[8]
  • Public information request forms are available for download, as is a link to the state's open records act.[9]
  • Some information about local taxes is available, but more detailed information rates and assessment procedures does not appear to be posted.[10]

The bad

  • Information about contracts and purchasing procedures does not appear to be available.
  • The county does not appear to disclose on its website any relationships it might have with lobbyists or lobbying organizations.

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