Alamosa County, Colorado

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Alamosa County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The county seat is the City of Alamosa.

Website evaluation

Transparency Grade
Budget P
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning
Audits P
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 last reviewed on July 24, 2012.

The good

  • Local tax information is provided and the county allows you to pay your taxes online.[1][2]
  • Administrators and heads of each department list phone numbers, office locations and provide an e-mail form.[3][4]
  • Elected officials provide phone numbers, office locations and an e-mail form in order to contact them.[5]
  • Meeting minutes, agendas and the time and locations of meetings are provided.[6] In addition, there is archived meeting minutes provided.
  • The most recent adopted budget and audit are available.[7]
  • Zoning ordinances are published online, and one can download permit applications as well for a number of licenses and land uses.[8]
  • The clerk acknowledges the position is responsible for public records requests and provides an address, phone number and e-mail form.[9]

The Bad

  • The transparency checklist requires administrative officials to provide e-mail addresses, not forms as well. They can be spam protected.
  • The transparency checklist requires elected officials to provide e-mail addresses, not forms as well. They can be spam protected.
  • The past 3-5 years of budgets are not provided.
  • The past 3-5 years of audit reports are not provided.
  • Public records information is not complete, and an email is not listed for the public information officer.
  • Approved contract statements of a list of vendors and the amount for their contacts was not found on the site.
  • There was no disclosure of lobbying association memberships, the amount in dues, or if the county contacts with lobbyists.

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