Bland County, Virginia

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Bland County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the population was 6,871.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • Contact information for county administrative department officials is available via the departments' web pages.[1]

The bad

  • No budget or audit information was found.
  • Only the names of the county's board members are posted; no contact information or term dates are available.[2]
  • County board meeting minutes[3] are available for current and previous years, but there is no archive of meeting agendas.
  • Current requests by the county for bids[4] are posted. However, no information about how to become a bidder or the bidding process is available. There also is no listing of recently awarded contracts.
  • No information is available about how to make FOIA requests, and there appears to be no record of the county's FOIA compliance.
  • There appears to be no information about any arrangements with lobbying associations the county may have. However, the Virginia Association of Counties lists the county as a member.[5]
  • Information about county taxes is too general; no rates are posted.[6]
  • The site has no search function.

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