Portsmouth, Virginia

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Transparency grading process

Portsmouth is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is considered a county-equivalent.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 29, 2012.

The good

  • Finance
    • Budget and annual financial audits are available.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule, minutes and agendas available.[2]
  • Elected officials
    • Council members are listed and individual contact info is provided.[3]
  • Taxes
    • Local tax information is provided.[4]
  • Planning and zoning
    • Building permits[5] and zoning information available.[6]
  • Administrative officials
    • Administrative officials listed under respective departments.
  • Public records
    • The site provides information on the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and provides a office address, phone number and personalized email for the Public Information Officer.[7]
    • The City's Attorney's Office recognizes its role as Public Information Officer.[8]

The bad

  • 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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