Bay County, Florida

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Bay County is one of 67 counties in Florida. Panama City is the county seat.

As of 2009, Bay County had an estimated population of 164,767.[1].

Evaluation of website

Main article: Evaluation of Florida county websites
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Administrative Officials
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Audits N
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Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public records P
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The good

  • The current budget is posted.[2]
  • Meeting dates, agenda, minutes, and video are available.[3]
  • County commissioners are listed along with contact information.[4]
  • The administration and official biographies are listed on the website.[5]
  • Building permit and zoning information is available.[6][7]
  • Taxes and millage rates are posted.[8][9]
  • Bids and purchasing information is posted. Current contracts are not available.[10]

The bad


Main article:Florida government sector lobbying

Bay County has reported $660,000 spent lobbying from 2000 to 2007, the last year for which information is available. (see table).

Reported lobbying expenditures, 2000-2007[12]
Year Amount spent on lobbying
2007 $20,000
2006 $80,000
2005 $80,000
2004 $80,000
2003 $100,000
2002 $140,000
2001 $80,000
2000 $80,000


For Bay County, the clerk or comptroller performs internal audits.[13]

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