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Richmond County, New York

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Richmond County is one of 62 counties in New York. It is coterminous with Staten Island. Since New York City's consolidation in 1898, Staten Island has been governed by the New York City Charter. The Borough President has minimal executive powers, and there is no legislative function within a borough. The following ratings are from New York City's website.

Website evaluation

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Last rated on Jan. 23, 2012

The good

  • Budget is published.[1]
  • City council members are listed with full contact information.[2] Meeting schedule is posted with agendas available.[3]
  • Administrative officials listed, can be individually contacted through the website.[4]
  • Zoning information[5] and building permits available.[6]
  • Audits are available.[7]
  • Freedom of Information Law requests can be made online, under respective departments.[8]
  • Local tax information is provided.[9]

The bad

  • Annual Procurement Indicator Reports[10] provided, along with a search for current bids and recent awards[11], but full current contracts do not appear to be available.
  • Includes a "Lobbying Bureau,"[12] but does not appear to list information on government sector lobbying associations.

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