Travis County, Texas

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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
Permits, zoning
Audits Y
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying N
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Public records P
Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process

Travis County, Texas is one of 254 counties in Texas.

Website evaluation

This evaluation was last updated on: an unknown date.

The good

  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[1]
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 16 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 16 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[2]
  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 13 years.[3]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2005 are available.[4]
  • Administrative officials[5]
    • Department heads are listed for each department.
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.[6]
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[7]
  • Some departments provide a form and fee schedule for making public records requests.[8]

The bad

  • No information on government sector lobbying is provided.
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is not identified. Sunshine Review requires a mailing address, phone number and personalized email be listed with this position.

Board of Commissioners

Member Precinct
Samuel T. Biscoe County Judge
Ron Davis Precinct 1
Sarah Eckhardt Precinct 2
Karen Huber Precinct 3
Margaret Gómez Precinct 4

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