- Main article: Evaluation of Illinois city websites
|Transparency grading process|
- The budget is published.
- Meeting minutes and agendas are published.
- Elected officials and administrative officials are listed.
- Zoning and permit information is published.
- Local tax information is published.
- Quick Links feature is helpful and easy to use to access information.
- FOIA request tab is available on homepage.
- Contract page is currently under construction.
- No audit information is published on website.
- No lobbying formation is published on website.
- Some public records are available, but difficult to find.
The 2011 Joliet budget was $292,803,145.
Joliet received $30,131,865 of federal stimulus money in 20 grants.
|Grant||ARRA Capital Improvement Program||$949,090|
|Grant||Transitional Housing Program||$510,544|
|Grant||In-Car Camera Project||$459,820|
|Grant||Fire Station Construction||$1,160,000|
|Grant||Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing||$602,271|
|Grant||Federal Work Study||$30,562|
|Grant||EECS Strategy Development||$3,009,700|
- Joliet uses a council-manager form of government whereby all matters of local policy and legislation are determined by nine council members with the mayor presiding.
- The 2011 budget allocated $34,927,697 to police protection; other elements of emergency personnel functions are embedded in the general fund.
- A separate website exists with limited information regarding benefits and pension programs available for Illinois employees, and a link is in the city website to the information.
- The Municipal Retirement Fund states pension increases by 3% of the original pension amount will occur on January 1 of each year if you retire under Tier I. Under Tier II, annual increases begin once you reach the age of 67 and are paid for life.
The main revenue for the city of Joliet is from sales tax, food and beverage tax, hotel occupancy taxes and motor fuel tax.