St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

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Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana. A parish, in Louisiana, is the equivalent of a county in other states. The parish seat is Chalmette, the largest city in the parish. As of 2000, the population was 67,229.

St. Bernard Parish has a council form of government, with seven district council members and a council president elected parish-wide. Council members serve four-year terms. The parish government provides municipal services including water and garbage collection. The parish also provides fire protection and other services and regulatory functions. There are no incorporated municipalities within the boundaries of St. Bernard Parish and as a result, the parish government is the governing authority for all of the parish.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
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 P
Lobbying N
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Public records Y
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Local taxes N
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • A complete list of parish council members is available, along with contact information.[1]
  • Administration officials are listed.[2]
  • Meeting minutes and agendas are available from 2005 to present.[3]
  • Audits are available.[4]
  • Public records request is available.[5]
  • Zoning permits are available.[6]

The bad

  • Budget information is not available online.
  • No information is available on parish contracts or taxes.
  • While the website does list contracts up for bid, there is little description of the process or who is placing bids.[7]

External links


  1. Parish council members
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  3. Council Meetings
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  7. Saint Bernard Parish website, Public Works