Garfield County, Colorado

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Garfield County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The county seat is Glenwood Springs.

Website evaluation

Transparency Grade
Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials
Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning Y
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Lobbying P
Public records Y
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Local taxes
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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Dec. 25, 2012.

The good

  • Public Records
    • Public records are accessible.[1] The Public Information Officer is identified with an office address, phone number and personalized email.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting calendars provide the times and locations of public meetings.[2]
    • Meeting minutes and agendas are also posted.[3]
    • There are also years of archives for these documents.[4]
  • Elected Officials
    • Contact information listed for elected officials.[5]
  • Taxes
    • Information about sales and property taxes is provided. One can also pay taxes on the website.[6]
  • Permits
    • Zoning information and planning permit applications are posted online.[7]
  • Administration
    • A general contact number and email forms are provided for county administration and departments.[8]
  • Budget
    • The most recent budget is published.[9]
    • Budgets are archived for three years.[10]
  • Audit
    • Comprehensive financial reports are published and archived to 2004.[11]
  • Contract
    • Bids and proposals are published on a document website, which is linked on the county's page.[12]
    • Vendor statements for the first quarter of 2012 are posted.[13]
  • Lobbying
    • The county provides a list of lobbying associations it is affiliated with that includes groups who lobby state and federal authorities.[14]

The bad

  • Administration
    • Individual email addresses are not provided for administration officials.
  • Lobbying
    • Cost of taxpayer funded lobbying activities or membership dues for associations are not listed.

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