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'''Albemarle County''' is a [[United States (Sunshine Review)|U.S.]] county located in the Commonwealth of [[Virginia (Sunshine Review)]]. Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau give an estimated 2005 population of 92,035. {{Action}}
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'''Albemarle County''' is a [[United States (Sunshine Review)|U.S.]] county located in the Commonwealth of [[Virginia]]. Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau give an estimated 2005 population of 92,035. {{Action}}
  
 
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** Meeting podcasts are available.<ref>[http://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=bos&relpage=3202 Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting information]</ref>
 
** Meeting podcasts are available.<ref>[http://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=bos&relpage=3202 Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting information]</ref>
 
* The website offers various eGovernment services, including the ability to pay county taxes online.<ref>[http://www.albemarle.org/navpages.asp?info=onlineservices Albemarle County eGovernment services]</ref>
 
* The website offers various eGovernment services, including the ability to pay county taxes online.<ref>[http://www.albemarle.org/navpages.asp?info=onlineservices Albemarle County eGovernment services]</ref>
* Information about accessing public records is posted.<ref>[http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/Forms_Center/Departments/County_Attorney/Forms/2008dappendixB-respondingtorecordsrequests.pdf Albemarle County Response to request for public records]</ref>
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* Information about accessing public records is posted.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/Forms_Center/Departments/County_Attorney/Forms/2008dappendixB-respondingtorecordsrequests.pdf Albemarle County Response to request for public records]</ref>
 
* Contracts
 
* Contracts
 
** Bids and RFPs are posted online.<ref>[http://www.albemarle.org/deptforms.asp?department=purchasing ''Albemarle County'', Purchasing, Accessed: Jan 7, 2013]</ref>
 
** Bids and RFPs are posted online.<ref>[http://www.albemarle.org/deptforms.asp?department=purchasing ''Albemarle County'', Purchasing, Accessed: Jan 7, 2013]</ref>
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* Lobbying
 
* Lobbying
 
** If the county engaged in lobbying actives or if it's a member of government lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.  
 
** If the county engaged in lobbying actives or if it's a member of government lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.  
**However, the Virginia Association of Counties lists the county as a member.<ref>[http://www.vaco.org/ABOUT%20VACo/Counties%20Listed%20by%20Region.php Virginia Association of Counties Members]</ref>
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**However, the Virginia Association of Counties lists the county as a member.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.vaco.org/ABOUT%20VACo/Counties%20Listed%20by%20Region.php Virginia Association of Counties Members]</ref>
  
 
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Albemarle County is a U.S. county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau give an estimated 2005 population of 92,035.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

This evaluation was last updated on: an unknown date.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 3 years.[1]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2007 are available.[2]
  • Administrative officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.[3]
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[4]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 7 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 7 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.
    • Meeting podcasts are available.[5]
  • The website offers various eGovernment services, including the ability to pay county taxes online.[6]
  • Information about accessing public records is posted.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[8]
  • 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.
  • Public records[9]
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by Community Relations Manager position. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
    • A public records form is provided by the Community Relations Manager.
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.
  • Permits and zoning[10]
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.

The bad

  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not provided for vendors.
  • Lobbying
    • If the county engaged in lobbying actives or if it's a member of government lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.
    • However, the Virginia Association of Counties lists the county as a member.[11]

External links

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