Buffalo County, Wisconsin

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Buffalo County is one of 72 counties in Wisconsin. It was formed in 1853 and is named after the Buffalo River. The county is located in southeastern Wisconsin, covers 685.5 square miles and contains eight lakes. The county seat is Alma.[1]

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Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Wisconsin county websites
Transparency Grade
Budget N
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Meetings N
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Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning P
Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records P
Local taxes P
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Information about elected officials is posted.[2]
  • Administrative officials have contact information available.[3]
  • A document listing the procedures for obtaining a building permit is available and zoning applications are posted.[4][5]
  • There is a fee listing for filing a public records request.[6]

The bad

  • There is a place on the site for meeting minutes, but none are provided.[7]
  • Some tax information is provided, but it is outdated.[8]
  • There is no information on the budget, meetings, audits, contracts or lobbying.
  • There is no search function.

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