Franklin County, Virginia

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Transparency Grade
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 P
Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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Franklin County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 47,286.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • Contact information and term dates of county board members are posted.[1]
  • Names and contact information for county administrative officials are provided.[2]
  • County board meeting agendas[3] and minutes[4] for current and past years are provided.
  • County budgets[5] for current and previous years are posted.

The bad

  • Only the current year's audited annual financial report is posted.[6]
  • It appears the website only lists bid requests, but not awarded contracts.[7]
  • No information regarding FOIA requests is posted, and no record of the county's FOIA compliance is available.
  • There is no information regarding any relations with lobbying associations the county might have. But the Virginia Association of Counties[8] lists the county as a member.

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