Phillips County, Colorado

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Phillips County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is Holyoke.

Website evaluation

Transparency Grade
Budget P
Meetings P
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records
Local taxes
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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 21, 2012.

The good

  • Finances
    • The most recent 2012 budget is published.[1]
  • Taxes
    • The treasurer posted information on property taxes.[2]
    • The Assessor provides guidelines for how property taxes are calculated and a property records search.[3]
  • Elected officials
    • Commissioners are listed with biographies.[4]
    • All elected officials are listed with an office address, phone number and personalized email.[5]
  • Administrative officials
    • The Administration Office list its roles and duties.[6]
    • Department heads are listed with an office address, phone number and personalized email.[5]
  • Planning
    • Zoning regulations and permit applications are published online.[7]
  • Public records
    • The county discloses a fee schedule for documents.[8]
    • The Clerk acknowledges its role to provide public records, and provides an office address, phone number and email.[9]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas for 2012 are provided.[10]
    • Meeting minutes are provided for 2012.[11]

The bad

  • Finance
    • Budget for the past 3-5 years are not disclosed.
    • Audits or CAFRs are not disclosed for the past 3-5 years.
  • Meetings
    • A meeting calendar detailing the time and location of meetings could not be found.
    • Meeting minutes and agendas were not archived for the past 3-5 years.
  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Lobbying
    • If the county engaged in lobbying actives or if it's a member of lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.

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