Gila County, Arizona

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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 N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records Y
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Gila County is one of 15 counties in Arizona. It is located in the central part of the state, and its county seat is Globe.

Its population as of 2006 is estimated to be 52,209.[1]

The county was formed from parts of Maricopa County and Pinal County on February 8, 1881. The boundary was then extended eastward to the San Carlos River by public petition in 1889. The original county seat was in the mining community of Globe City, now Globe, Arizona.

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The good

  • Budget is published.[2]
  • Local tax rates are listed[3], along with how they are calculated.[4]
  • Building permits and zoning information are available online.[5]
  • Board of supervisors are listed with contact information.[6]
  • Board meeting information, minutes and agendas are available.[7]
  • The form to make a public records request is provided.[8]

The bad


In 2008, Gila County reported $75,000 spent on lobbying.[9]

Ballot Measures

In the past decade, voters have approved 22 measures that increased the cost of running government in the county.[10]

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