Costilla County, Colorado

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Costilla County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The county seat is San Luis.

Website evaluation

Transparency Grade
Budget N
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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 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 evaluated on July 31, 2012.

The good

  • The county commissioners are listed with an office address, email and phone number.[1]
  • The county administration is listed with an office address, phone number and personalized email.[2]
  • The most recent agenda and meeting minutes are available.[3]
  • Information on local property tax rates is available.[4]
  • Information about zoning and land use is available. There are also permit applications available for download.[5]
  • There is information on how to obtain public records using the Colorado Open Records Act, a fee schedule, and general contact information for the County Clerk.[6]

The bad

  • Archives of meeting minutes and agendas for the past 3-5 years are not available. Could not find a calendar detailing the time and location of meetings either.
  • A personalized email was not available for the County Clerk.
  • Could not locate the most recent budget or audit. Also could not find archived budgets or audits for the past 3-5 years.
  • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • If the county engaged in lobbying activities or if it is a member of lobbying associations is not disclosed. Nor is the total cost of lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.

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