Huerfano County, Colorado

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Huerfano County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The county seat is Walsenburg.

Website evaluation

Budget N
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Meetings N
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Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials
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

  • County Commissioners are listed with an office address and phone number.[1]
  • The county Administrator provides a bio, office address, phone number, and email address.[2][3]
  • The Clerk provides an office address, phone number, email and public records searchable database.[4]
  • The Treasurer provides information on taxes and allows citizens to pay taxes online.[5] The Assessor provides information on property tax rates.[6]
  • Zoning ordinances are provided online and some permit applications.[7]

The bad

  • County commissioners do not provided a personalized email address.
  • Not all building permits can be downloaded on the site.
  • Budgets and audits for the past 3-5 years are not provided.
  • Meeting minutes, agendas and a meeting calendar are not provided. Meeting minutes should be archived w/original agendas for the past 3-5 years.
  • 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.

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