Teller County, Colorado

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Teller County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is Cripple Creek.

Website evaluation

Transparency Grade
Budget Y
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Meetings P
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records
Local taxes
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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 27, 2012.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • County commissioners are listed with an office address, phone number and personalized email.[1]
    • This information is also available for other elected positions.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and agendas are provided for 2012.[1]
    • Commissioner meeting dates, times, and locations are noted.[1]
  • Public records
    • The clerk provides an office address, phone number and email.[2]
    • A fee schedule is provided for when requesting public records[3]
  • Administrative officials
    • There is a list of each department with phone numbers and a mailing address. When clicked on each department lists its staff and personalized emails to contact them.[4]
  • Planning
    • The building department lists permit applications and zoning ordinances.[5]
  • Finance
    • Budgets are available dating back to 2011.[6] Budgets are included in CAFR reports as well.
    • Audits, or CAFRs, are available dating back to 2009.[6]
  • Taxes
    • Property and sales tax information is disclosed.[6]
    • The Assessor's office provides detailed information on taxes.[7]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and agendas are not archived for 3-5 years.
  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Lobbying
    • If the county engaged in lobbying activities or if it's a member of lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.

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