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Shawnee, Oklahoma

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Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public Records P
Local Taxes P

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Shawnee is a city in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. The population was estimated at 30,562 in 2008 by the U.S. Census Bureau. The city is part of the Oklahoma City-Shawnee Combined Statistical Area; it is also the county seat of Pottawatomie County and the principal city of the Shawnee Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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The good

  • The current 2009-2010 budget is posted.[1]
  • Agendas and minutes for the city council meetings are available.[2]
  • Contact information is provided for the mayor and city council members.[3]
  • Names of administrative officials are available.[4]
  • Information on permits and zoning is available.[5]
  • Financial audits are posted.[6]
  • Public records request form is available.[7]
  • Local tax information is available.[8]

The bad

  • E-mail addresses for administrative officials are not provided
  • No information on city contracts
  • Lobbying information and ethics are not noted
  • Contact information for person in charge of public records is not provided
  • Fees are not posted

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