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Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

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Terrebonne 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 Houma. Its population was 104,503 (as of 2000). It is the second largest parish in Louisiana in terms of land area.

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Meetings Y
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The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 11 years.[1]
  • Administrative officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[2]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided, including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized e-mail.
  • Elected officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized e-mail.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 11 years.[4]
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 10 years.[5]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[6]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2003 are available.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[8][9]
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[10]
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is identified. This person provides a mailing address.
    • A public records form is provided.[11]
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.
    • The county clerk provides a personalized e-mail.[12]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[13][14]
  • Lobbying
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[16]

External links

References

  1. Terrebonne Parish, Budgets, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  2. Terrebonne Parish, Staff Directory, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  3. Terrebonne Parish, Elected Officials, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  4. Terrebonne Parish, Council Minutes, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  5. Terrebonne Parish, Council Agendas, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  6. Terrebonne Parish, Council Dates, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  7. Terrebonne Parish, Audits, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  8. Terrebonne Parish, Vender Registration, Accessed November 24, 2012
  9. Terrebonne Parish, Bids, Accessed November 24, 2012
  10. Terrebonne Parish, Contracts, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  11. Terrebonne Parish, Public Records, Accessed November 24, 2012
  12. Clerk email, Accessed: Jan. 29, 2013
  13. Terrebonne Parish, Sales Tax, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  14. Terrebonne Parish, Property Taxes, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  15. Terrebonne Parish, Lobbying, Accessed: November 24, 2012
  16. Terrebonne Parish, Planning, Accessed: November 24, 2012