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Routt County, Colorado

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Routt County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is Steamboat Springs.

Website evaluation

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

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 22, 2012.

The good

  • Administrative officials
    • Each department lists who is in charge and provides an office address, personalized email and a phone number.[1]
  • Elected Officials
    • County commissioners provide an office address, phone number and personalized email.[1]
    • All elected officials are listed with this contact information.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and agendas for the past 3-5 years are provided.[3]
    • Meeting lists are provided detailing the times and locations of public meetings.[4]
  • Finance
    • Budgets are provided dating back to 2005.[5]
  • Taxes
    • Sales tax information is provided.[5]
    • The treasurer provides information on tax lein sales and provides a way for residents to pay taxes online.[6]
    • The assessor provides extensive information on property taxes.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and proposals are published on the site.[8]
  • Planning
    • Land use regulations and permit applications are available.[9]
  • Public records
    • There are public records databases for the clerk and assessor.

The bad

  • Meetings
    • The documents are not ordered in anyway, which makes it hard to navigate.
  • Public records
    • There is a link discussing public records, but no contact information (including email) for the Public Information Officers.
  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Lobbying
    • If the county engaged in lobbying activities 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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