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St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

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Saint Mary 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 Franklin. As of 2000, the population was 53,500.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
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Budget N
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Meetings N
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning N
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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 some information regarding members of the parish council, along with administrative officials.[1][2]

The bad

  • Budgetary information is not listed.
  • Council meeting information is not listed.
  • No information is provided about how parish residents can request access to public documents of the parish under Louisiana's sunshine laws.
  • Parish audits, contracts and tax information are not available.

External links

References

  1. Parish council members
  2. Administration