Bay City, Michigan

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Bay City is the county seat of Bay County, Michigan.

Website evaluation

The good

  • Comprehensive annual financial reports are online.[1]
  • Budgets are online.[2]
  • Elected official contact information is online.[3]
  • Contact information for administrative officials is available.[4]
  • A city calendar and meeting agendas are posted.[5]
  • Zoning information is available.[6]
  • Public records requests can be made online.[7]
  • Information for city bids and contracts available.[8]
  • Some tax information is available as is the ability to pay taxes online.[9]

The bad

  • Meeting minutes for the city council are not available, although the city does post a synopsis of the meeting.
  • Only permits for erecting a fence are available.[10]
  • There is no disclosure of city funded lobbying efforts.

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