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Yuma County, Colorado

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Yuma County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is Wray.

Website evaluation

Budget Y
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Meetings P
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning
Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records P
Local taxes
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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 28, 2012.

The good

  • Elected officials
    • County commissioners are listed with an email form, office address and phone number.[1] They also detail what their duties as commissioners are.
    • All elected officials are listed on the site with an office address, phone number and email contact form.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Upcoming meeting times are listed on the site.[1]
    • Meeting minutes for 2010 and 2011 are posted.[1]
  • Finance
    • Budgets are listed dating back to 2006.[1]
    • Audits are provided dating back to 2008.[1]
  • Planning
    • Permits can be downloaded on the site.[1]
    • Land use regulations and details about the application process are provided.[3]
  • Public records
    • Fees for requesting documents are listed.[1]
    • There is a form provided for requesting public records as well as an online public records database.[4]
  • Taxes
    • The Treasurer provides information on property taxes and allows residents to pay them online.[5]

The bad

  • Elected officials
    • Personalized emails for elected officials are not provided.
  • Administrative officials
    • The head of each department is not always listed.
    • Personalized emails for the head of each department is not given.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes for 2012 are missing.
    • Meeting agendas for the past 3-5 years are not provided.
    • Locations of future meetings was not on the site.
  • Public records
    • A personalized email was not provided for the Public Information Officer, or Clerk.
  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Lobbying
    • If the county engaged in lobbying activities or if it's a member of lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.

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