Merced County, California

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Transparency Grade
Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public records Y
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Local taxes Y
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Merced County is one of 58 counties in California. Merced is the county seat.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of California county websites

Last rated on Jan. 17, 2012

The good

  • The names and contact information for all board of supervisor members is published.[1]
  • Meeting agendas, minutes, and videos are published.[2]
  • Audit documents are available.[3]
  • Information on public records is provided for some departments.[4]
  • Information on building permits and zoning is provided.[5]
  • The current budget is published.[6]
  • Bid information is posted.[7]
  • Information on taxes is available.[8]
  • Administrative officials contact information is available through each department.[9]

The bad

  • There is no information on lobbying.
  • Current contracts are not noted.


Main article: California government sector lobbying

In 2008, Merced County reported $40,000 spent on lobbying the federal government.[10]

For 2007 and 2008, the county spent $459,994 on lobbying the California legislature.[11]

External links


  1. Board of Supervisors
  2. Meeting Archive
  3. Audits
  4. Records
  5. Zoning
  6. Budget
  7. Contracts
  8. Taxes
  9. Departments
  10. [1]
  11. State-Level Lobbying and Taxpayers: How Much Do We Really Know?, Pacific Research Institute