Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

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Tangipahoa 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 Amite. As of 2000, the population was 100,588. Tangipahoa comes from an Acolapissa word meaning "ear of corn" or "those who gather corn."

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
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Budget N
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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 information on parish council members, along with contact information.[1]
  • Meeting minutes and agendas are included.[2]
  • Administrative officials are listed, along with contact numbers.[3]
  • Council minutes are available and searchable dating from 1966 to the present.[4]
  • Building permits are available online.[5]

The bad

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

External links

References

  1. Parish council members
  2. Minutes and Agendas
  3. Administration
  4. Council Minutes
  5. Permits