Prince George County, Virginia

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Prince George County is one of 95 counties in Virginia.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

Last rated on Dec. 10, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 6 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 on department pages.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 7 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 7 years.[4]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[5]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2003-2004 are available.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[7]
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the County Attorney position. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[8]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[9]
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.[10]
  • Lobbying
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[12]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[13]
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by County Attorney. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[14]
    • A public records form is provided.
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.

The bad

Lobbying

Main article: Virginia government sector lobbying

In 2008, Prince George County reported $80,000 spent on lobbying.[15] Prince George County pays for services of the lobbying firm Alcade & Fay.[16]

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