Goochland County, Virginia

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Transparency Grade
Budget P
Meetings P
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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Goochland County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 16,863.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • Contact information for county board members is posted.[1]
  • Contact information for administrative officials is provided.[2]
  • Audited annual financial reports for current and previous years are posted.[3]

The bad

  • Term dates of county board members are not listed.
  • County board meeting minutes for current and previous years are posted, but only the most current agenda is provided.[4]
  • No budgets for previous years are posted; only a summary of the current year's budget is available.[5]
  • Bid requests[6] are posted, but there is no listing of current contracts.
  • No information about FOIA requests is posted, and there is 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[7] lists the county as a member.

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