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Hendry County, Florida

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Hendry County is one of 67 counties in Florida. La Belle is the county seat.

Hendry County's population was estimated to be 39,594 in 2009.[1]

Evaluation of website

Main article: Evaluation of Florida county websites

The good

  • Board meeting dates, times, and locations are posted[2]. Agendas are also available.[3]
  • County commissioners are listed with contact information.[4]
  • Administrative officials are listed with contact information.[5]
  • Building permit is available.[6]
  • Local tax information is provided.[7]

The bad

  • Current bids are posted[8], as well as contracts awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act[9], but no information on awarded contracts or the bidding process.
  • Audit reports are available under the Public Information tab, but out of date.
  • There is a page for planning and zoning, but it contains little information.[10]
  • Does not disclose if belongs to government sector lobbying associations.
  • There is no information how to make a public records request using the Florida Sunshine Law.
  • There is no information on the budget

Lobbying

Main article: Florida government sector lobbying

Hendry County has reported more than $560,000 spent on lobbying since 2003 (see table). Hendry County pays for services of the lobbying firm Alcade & Fay.[11]

Reported lobbying expenditures, 2003-2010[12]
Year Amount spent on lobbying
2010 $80,000
2009 $80,000
2008 $80,000
2007 $80,000
2006 $80,000
2005 $80,000
2004 $80,000
2003 Less than $10,000

Audits

For Hendry County, the clerk or comptroller performs the internal audits.[13]

External links

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