Botetourt County, Virginia

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Botetourt County is one of 95 counties in Virginia (Sunshine Review). According to the 2000 census, the population was 30,496.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • Contact information for county board members and their term dates are listed.[1] Contact information for county administrative officials is also available.[2]
  • Lists of current bid requests[3] and awarded contracts[4] are posted.

The bad

  • Board meeting agendas and minutes are only available for the past few months.[5]
  • Comprehensive annual financial reports, including audits,[6] are posted for previous years, but not for the current year, and no budget information was found.
  • 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.[7]

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