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Bedford County, Virginia

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Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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Bedford County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the population was 60,371.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • County board members' contact information is posted.[1] Contact information for county administrative department officials is also available on the departments' web pages.
  • County board meeting agendas[2] and minutes[3] are available for current and previous years.
  • County budgets,[4] comprehensive financial reports and audits are available for current and previous years.[5]
  • Current requests by the county for bids[6] and information about recently awarded contracts[7] are posted.
  • Tax information is posted and taxes can be paid online.[8]

The bad

  • The term dates of elected county officials are not available.
  • No information is available about how to make FOIA requests, and there appears to be no record of the county's FOIA compliance.
  • There appears to be no information about any arrangements with lobbying associations the county may have. However, the Virginia Association of Counties lists the county as a member.[9]

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