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Clarke County, Virginia

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Budget P
Meetings P
Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying Y
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Public records P
Local taxes Y
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Clarke County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 Census, the population was 16,652.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • Names, contact information and term expiration dates for county board members are posted.[1]
  • Taxes can be paid online[2]
  • Names and contact information for administrative officials are provided.[3]
  • The website includes a link[4] to the Virginia Association of Counties, which lists the county as a member.[5]

The bad

  • Only the current year's county board meeting minutes[6] and only the agendas[7] for the past couple of meetings are posted.
  • Only a budget resolution for the current fiscal year[8] was found, but no budgets for previous years or any audited financial reports.
  • No listings of request for bids or awarded contracts are provided, and there is no information for vendors regarding the bidding and contracting process.
  • Information is available about how to make FOIA requests is posted,[9] but there appears to be no record of the county's FOIA compliance.

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