St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

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Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana. A parish, in Louisiana, is the equivalent of a county in other states. It is at the heart of Acadian/Cajun culture and heritage in Louisiana. The parish seat is Opelousas. In 2000, the population of the parish was 87,700. As of 2006, the population estimate was 91,528.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
Transparency Grade
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 N
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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 N
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • An inspection of the website finds that it includes a complete list of parish council members, along with contact information.[1]
  • Budget information is included.[2]
  • Includes contact information for administrative officials.[3]
  • Meeting times and dates are listed, and minutes are available dating to 2005.[4][5]
  • Contains information on obtaining permits.[6]

The bad

  • Parish audits, contracts and tax information are not online.
  • No information is provided about how parish residents can request access to public documents of the parish under Louisiana's sunshine laws.
  • The website does not have a search function.

External links


  1. Parish council members
  2. Budget
  3. Administration
  4. Meeting Information
  5. Council Minutes Archive
  6. Permits