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St. George, Utah

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Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts Y
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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

St. George is a city in Washington County, Utah

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Utah city websites

Last rated on Jan. 31, 2012

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials posted with contact information posted.[1].
  • Meetings
    • Agendas and minutes are posted.[2]
    • Minutes and agendas are archived to 1999.
  • Administration
    • Administrative officials listed with contact info[3]
  • Budgets
    • Current budget is posted.[4]
    • Budgets are archived to 2008.
  • Audit
    • Financial audits are posted.[5]
    • Audits are archived to 2000.
  • Contracts
    • Open bids are posted.[6]
    • Awarded bids are posted.[7]
    • Closed unawarded bids are posted.[8]
  • Permits and Zoning
    • Building permit application info available[9].
    • Zoning information provided.[10]
  • Taxes
    • Utility rates posted.[11]
  • Public Records
    • Request for public records form is provided.[12]

The bad

  • Lobbying
    • No information on taxpayer funded lobbying is posted.
  • Taxes
    • No information on local sales, property or occupancy taxes is posted.

The Sutherland Institute

The Sutherland Institute in Utah issued a transparency report that graded Utah cities according to a ten-point checklist.[13] The Institute spent 20 minutes on each website searching for checklist items to ensure that transparency items were both present and easily accessible. 111 cities were graded and averaged a score of roughly 5 points, which is the equivalent of a C- transparency grade.[14]

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