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Amherst County, Virginia

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Budget P
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 P
Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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Amherst County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 31,894.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • County board meeting dates, agendas, minutes and reports are posted for current and previous years.[1]
  • Contact information for elected county officials[2] and county administration[3] are available.
  • County taxes can be paid online.[4]

The bad

  • County budget, audits and financial reports are only available for the current year.[5]
  • Terms of office for county board members are not posted.
  • There is information for vendors about the bidding and contract award process,[6] but there appears to be no record of past requested bids and awarded contracts.
  • There is no information about the county's association with lobbyists. However, the Virginia Association of Counties lists the county as a member.[7]

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