La Plata County, Colorado

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La Plata County is one of 64 counties in Colorado. The county seat is Durango.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites
Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning Y
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Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public records
Local taxes
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Transparency grading process

This website was last evaluated in March 2014.

The good

  • The budget for the current fiscal year is posted, as are budgets for past fiscal years.[1]
  • Agendas and minutes are available for Board of County Commissioners meetings. In addition, video of meetings is sometimes available.[2]
  • Information pertaining to the county's elected officials is available, although personalized email addresses do not appear to be provided (a contact submission form is available for each commissioner).[3]
  • Information regarding each department administrator is provided, including an email submission form.[4]
  • Information pertaining to building permits is available, including application materials.[5]
  • Audits are included in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports provided on the website.[6]
  • Some information on the bids and procurement process is available.[7]
  • Information about how to request public records is provided and contact information is provided (though an individual contact person is not identified).[8]
  • Information pertaining to property taxes is available. Tax data and collection reports are also provided.[6][9]

The bad

  • Approved contract statements do not appear to be available for vendors above $10,000.
  • The county's relationships with lobbyists do not appear to be not disclosed.

See also

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