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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

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Lafayette Parish is one of 64 parishes in Louisiana. A parish, in Louisiana, is the equivalent of a county in other states. The parish seat is Lafayette. In 2006, its population was estimated to be 203,091.

Website evaluation

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

The good

The following is available via the parish website:

  • Council member contact information.[1]
  • Up-to-date budget information.[2]
  • Meeting times and places, along with minutes archived back to 2002.[3]
  • Information regarding how to make a public records request, along with the PDF form to do so.[4]
  • Building and zoning information, along with relevant contact information.[5]
  • Audits.[6]
  • Tax information.[7]

The bad

  • Administrative officials are not listed.
  • Parish contracts are not online.
  • Parish lobbying is not disclosed.

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