Delta County, Colorado

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Delta County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The county seat is the City of Delta.

Website evaluation

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
Audits N
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Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public records Y
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Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was last evaluated on Aug. 3, 2012.

The good

  • County commissioners are listed on the site[1] A general office address is provided on the site.
  • Public records are accessible in a searchable database.[2] The county Clerk also identifies their role as a Public Information Officer and provides phone numbers, an office address, and personalized emails.[3]
  • Some administrators provide emails, phone numbers and office address for their contact information, but not all.[4]
  • Bids are posted and there is information on purchasing/doing business with the county.[5]
  • Information on local taxes, especially property taxes is provided.[6]
  • Zoning ordinances and permit applications are posted online.[7]
  • Under the public documents, budget reports are posted dating from 2006 to 2012.[8]
  • Meeting minutes and agendas for 2012 are posted under the public records database.[8]

The bad

  • No phone numbers or personalized emails are provided to contact the commissioners.
  • Not all departments provide an office address, phone number or email.
  • Archives of meeting minutes for the past 3-5 years are not available.
  • Could not locate a calendar of public meetings with the time and locations provided.
  • Could not locate audits or CAFRs on the site 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 lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.

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