Hinsdale County, Colorado

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Hinsdale County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The county seat is the Town of Lake City.

Website evaluation

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

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 8, 2012.

The good

  • Commissioners are list with an office address, phone number and personalized email.[1]
  • A meeting calendar is disclosed on the commissioner's page.[1] There is also audio available for all the meetings in 2012.[1]
  • The Clerk identifies their role for public records request and gives an office address, phone number and personalized email.[2]
  • Each department lists who is in charge and provides an office address, phone number and email.[3]
  • Zoning information is provided on the website.[4]
  • The county posts bids and proposals online.[5]
  • The Assessor provides information on property taxes.[6] There is also information on lodging taxes.[7]

The bad

  • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • If the county engaged in lobbying actives or if its a member of lobbying associations is not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.
  • Archives of meeting and minutes do not go back 3-5 years.
  • Building permit applications are not posted on the site.
  • No information on how to file a public records request is available.
  • Budgets and audits are not available for the past 3-5 years.

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