Washington County, Colorado

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Washington County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is Akron.

Website evaluation

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

See also: Evaluation of Colorado county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 27, 2012.

The good

  • Elected officials
    • Commissioners are listed with a general phone number and a mailing address.
  • Meetings
    • The most current agenda is posted.
    • A meeting schedule is posted with times and locations.[1]
  • Finance
    • The 2012 budget is published.[2]
  • Public records
    • The clerk and recorder publishes an office address, phone number, and personalize email.

The bad

  • The site is setup in a way that the menu is hard to navigate and the links are traceable for references.
  • Elected officials
    • Personalized emails are not provided.
    • Not all positions provide addresses, phone numbers or emails.
  • Meeting
    • Meeting minutes for the past 3-5 years are not posted.
    • Meeting agendas for the past 3-5 year are not posted.
  • Planning and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances and permit applications are not on the site.
  • Finance
    • Audits for the past 3-5 years is not published.
  • Taxes
    • Information on the local sales and property tax rates are not published.
  • 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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