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Walton County, Florida

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Walton County is one of 67 counties in Florida. DeFuniak is the county seat.

Evaluation of website

Main article: Evaluation of Florida county websites

Last rated on Jan. 22, 2012

The good

  • Approved and proposed udgets for the last few years are posted.[1]
  • County commissioner contact information is listed.[2]
  • Commission meeting minutes, agenda, and times are available.[3]
  • County administration and contact information is posted.[4]
  • Building permit and zoning information is available on the website.[5]
  • Financial audits are available.[6]
  • Local tax information is provided.[7]
  • Includes a public records search.[8] Site also includes links to "My Florida Sunshine," which contains information on how to make a public records request and the Florida Sunshine Law.[9]
  • Bids are available.[10]

The bad


Lobbying

Main article: Florida government sector lobbying

Walton County has reported $648,906 spent on lobbying the federal government since 2002 (see table).

Reported lobbying expenditures, 2002-2009[11]
Year Amount spent on lobbying
2009 $100,000
2008 $200,000
2007 $160,000
2006 $50,606
2005 $40,000
2004 $38,300
2003 $40,000
2002 $20,000

Audits

For Walton County, the clerk or comptroller performs the internal audits.[12]

External links

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