Wilmington, Delaware

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Wilmington is one of the five largest cities in Delaware. It is the county seat of New Castle County. As of 2010, its population was 70,851.[1]

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Delaware city websites


This website was reviewed on Feb. 7, 2013.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • City council members are posted with contact information.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas and summaries are posted,[3]
    • Minutes and agendas are archived to 2010.
    • Meeting schedules and procedures are posted.[4]
  • Administration
    • Administrative officials are listed with contact information within department pages.[5]
  • Budgets
    • Budgets are posted.[6]
    • Budgets are archived to 2006.
  • Audits
    • Audits are posted.[7]
    • Audits are archived to 2003.
  • Contracts
    • Bid opportunities are posted.[8]
    • Bid results are posted.[9]
  • Taxes
    • Local tax rates are posted.[10]
  • Permits and Zoning
    • Building permits are available,[11]
    • Zoning information is posted.[12]
  • Public Records Request

The bad

Public employees

Mayor

Wilmington's Mayor James Baker is term-limited out in 2012, and according to former Delaware state senator Charlie Copeland, several individuals are vying for the seat, with no strong front-runner as yet.[14]

Budget

2012 Budget Revenues[15]
Source 2009 Actual 2010 Actual 2011 Budget 2012 Budget % of 2012 Total
Taxes $95,279,953 $101,075,449 $107,170,400 $101,175,296 47.2%
Permits, Fees, Fines $10,757,273 $12,072,268 $14,022,291 $12,672,291 5.8%
Task Force Revenues $4,102,645 $3,840,957 $3,790,500 $3,884,800
County Seat Relief $7,505,338 $7,546,150 $7,214,065 $7,383,771 3.4%
State Pension $7,554,785 $7,434,474 $7,470,072 $7,470,072 3.4%
General Fund Other $10,135,582 $5,144,809 $6,312,955 $5,252,193 2.3%
Water/Sewer Fees $31,125,312 $34,585,206 $38,495,371 $43,734,000 20.0%
County Sewage Fees $17,610,381 $16,717,945 $18,508,123 $18,847,123 8.6%
Water/Sewer Other $1,099,178 $1,045,994 $970,000 $1,147,000
Port Debt Reimburse. $3,079,544 $2,835,558 $1,678,166 $1,502,972
Special Funds Grants $9,807,230 $9,062,038 $8,734,043 $10,373,150 4.8%
Special Funds Other $2,216,268 $1,874,756 $3,142,019 $3,238,363
Total Revenues $200,273,489 $203,235,604 $217,508,005 $216,681,031 100%
2012 Budget Expenditures[15]
Area 2009 Actual 2010 Actual 2011 Budget 2012 Budget % of 2012 Total
Mayor's Office $10,678,320 $7,840,386 $8,575,113 $7,623,063 3.5%
Council $2,766,296 $2,607,420 $2,566,968 $2,414,576
Treasurer $2,562,894 $2,205,791 $3,457,169 $3,496,876
Planning $1,793,256 $1,530,339 $1,647,788 $1,622,996
Auditing $705,782 $743,137 $755,134 $720,861
Law $2,837,106 $2,850,396 $3,102,185 $2,990,727
Finance $11,062,195 $11,395,337 $14,613,403 $13,920,180 6.6%
Human Resources $1,776,445 $1,767,195 $1,894,896 $1,888,186
Licenses/Inspections $4,623,515 $4,274,848 $4,493,807 $4,359,326
Parks & Rec $11,588,482 $11,197,268 $10,578,403 $10,449,033 4.8%
Fire $20,783,148 $19,174,353 $19,654,529 $19,389,576 8.9%
Police $51,772,408 $52,560,255 $49,047,875 $49,026,354 22.6%
Public Works $71,488,636 $72,560,255 $80,554,396 $81,665,146 37.9%
Real Estate & Housing $7,399,187 $5,100,432 $6,010,098 $5,822,254 2.7%
Commerce (Port Debt) $3,434,477 $3,640,792 $2,318,346 $2,096,986
State Pension Contr. $7,554,786 $7,434,473 $7,470,072 $7,470,071
Contingent Reserves $0 $0 $522,135 $545,960
Total Expenditures' $212,786,903 $206,659,455' $217,262,317 $215,502,171 100%

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