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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

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West Baton Rouge Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana. A parish, in Louisiana, is the equivalent of a county in other states. The parish seat is Port Allen and as of 2000, the population was 21,601.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
Budget P
Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials N
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Permits, zoning N
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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 a full list of council members, along with contact information.[1]
  • Meeting agendas and minutes are available from 2007-2008.[2]
  • Budget for 2009 is available.[3]

The bad

  • Administrative officials are not listed online.
  • Parish audits, contracts and tax information are 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.

External links


  1. Parish council members
  2. Meeting Minutes and Agendas
  3. 2008 Budget