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Union County, Indiana

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Transparency grading process
Union County is one of 92 counties in Indiana.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Indiana county websites


This website was reviewed on March 26, 2012.

The Good

  • Commissioners[1] and council members are listed, along with the duties of each.[2] Some contact information is available.[3]
  • Meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes are posted.[1][2]
  • Audits are posted.[4]
  • Budgeted and actual expenditures are posted,[5] along with financial statements.[6]
  • Tax information is posted and taxes are payable online.[7]
  • Information is provided on how to make public records requests.[8]
  • Administrators are listed with contact information,[3] and duties are listed on department pages.
  • Membership in government sector lobbying associations is posted.[9]
  • The website shares "best practices" of how small counties with limited budgets can provide informative websites for their residents.[10]

The Bad

  • Tax rates are out of date.[11]
  • Email addresses are not posted for commissioners and council members.
  • The amount spent on dues to government sector lobbying associations is not available.
  • Bid opportunities and vendor contracts are not posted.

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