Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

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Transparency grading process

Oklahoma County is a county located in the central part of Oklahoma. The population was 660,448 at the 2000 census. Its county seat and principal city is Oklahoma City.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Oklahoma county websites

Last rated on November 25, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 12 years.[1]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[2]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 4 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 4 years.[4]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[5]
    • Meeting videos are available.[6]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2000 are available.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and bidding information is provided.[8]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by Director of the County Clerk's office. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
    • A public records form is provided.[9]
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[10]
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[11]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[12]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[13]
  • Lobbying

The bad

  • None

Introduction

Oklahoma County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 718,633. The county seat and principal city is Oklahoma City. Oklahoma County is at the heart of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area and is the most populous county in the state.

Budget

2012-13 Oklahoma County, OK -- County Budget[15]
Actual FY 2010-11 Estimated Actual FY 2011-12 Adopted and Estimated FY 2012-13
Revenue
Property Taxes $70,670,798.00 $69,882,343.00 $67,439,498.00
Intergovernmental $33,659,190.00 $33,701,801.00 $28,928,016.00
Charges for Services $10,174,950.00 $10,111,680.00 $9,064,217.00
Interest Income $211,595.00 $109,494.00 $113,146.00
Miscellaneous $25,610,725.00 $26,536,365.00 $24,381,442.00
Net Transfers -$1,851,936.00 $55,000.00 -
Fund Balance $54,488,434.00 $47,162,975.00 $42,271,804.00
Totals Revenues, Transfers, and Fund Balance $192,964,756.00 $187,559,758.00 $172,198,124.00
Expenditures
Salary and Wages $49,241,735.00 $49,214,588.00 $49,317,203.00
Fringe Benefits $17,909,045.00 $18,760,406.00 $18,350,527.00
Travel $431,876.00 $450,103.00 $504,108.00
Operating $54,211,860.00 $55,728,974.00 $57,326,388.00
Capital outlay $13,113,540.00 $10,122,927.00 $9,588,132.00
Debt Service $11,096,487.00 $10,824,196.00 $10,371,065.00
Total Expenditures $146,004,542.00 $145,101,194.00 $145,457,417.00

Stimulus

Oklahoma County has received $599,771,103 in stimulus funding. The Oklahoma transparency website estimates that 1167 jobs were created.[16]

Public Employees

Salaries

See also: Oklahoma public employee salaries


No specific information is available on the salaries of the Oklahoma County officials.

Pensions

See also: Oklahoma public pensions


No specific information is available on the pensions of the Oklahoma County officials.

Lobbying

See also: Oklahoma government sector lobbying


External links

References

  1. Oklahoma County, Budgets, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  2. Oklahoma County, Officials, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  3. Oklahoma County, Elected Officials, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  4. Oklahoma County, Meeting Agendas, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  5. Oklahoma County, Meeting Information, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  6. Oklahoma County, Meeting Videos, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  7. Oklahoma County, Audits, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  8. Oklahoma County, Purchasing, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  9. Oklahoma County, Public Records, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  10. Oklahoma County, Tax Rates, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  11. Oklahoma County, Zoning Regulations, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  12. Oklahoma County, Forms, Accessed: November 25, 2012
  13. Oklahoma County, Contracts, Accessed: Aug. 21, 2012
  14. Oklahoma County, Association memberships, Accessed: Aug. 21, 2012
  15. 2012-13 Budget
  16. ARRA OK Stimulus funding (timed out)