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Albemarle County, Virginia

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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 Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts P
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Lobbying N
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Public records
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Local taxes Y
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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]

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