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Sussex County, New Jersey

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Transparency grading process

Sussex County is one of 21 counties in New Jersey.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of New Jersey county websites

This website was reviewed an unknown date.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 9 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.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 10 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 10 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 2006 are available.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[7]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by Elaine Morgan. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[8]
    • A public records form is provided.
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.
  • 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.
  • Lobbying

The bad

Lobbying

Main article: New Jersey government sector lobbying

The county joined Morris County and Warren County in withholding dues to the New Jersey Association of Counties in February 2010, until the government sector lobbying association completed an audit of its spending.[11]

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