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'''Buchanan County''' is one of [[Virginia counties (Sunshine Review)|95 counties]] in [[Virginia (Sunshine Review)]]. According to the 2000 census, the population was 26,978.
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'''Buchanan County''' is one of [[Virginia counties (Sunshine Review)|95 counties]] in [[Virginia]]. According to the 2000 census, the population was 26,978.
  
 
==Website evaluation==
 
==Website evaluation==
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* Meeting minutes and agendas for the past 3-5 years are not provides, nor is a calendar of meetings.
 
* Meeting minutes and agendas for the past 3-5 years are not provides, nor is a calendar of meetings.
 
* Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
 
* Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
* The site has virtually no viable information, except an outdated list of county board members.<ref>[http://www.buchanancounty.org/Politics.html Buchanan County politics]</ref>
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* The site has virtually no viable information, except an outdated list of county board members.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.buchanancounty.org/Politics.html Buchanan County politics]</ref>
 
* Emails are not provided for administrative staff or elected officials.
 
* Emails are not provided for administrative staff or elected officials.
* 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.<ref>[http://www.vaco.org/ABOUT%20VACo/Counties%20Listed%20by%20Region.php Virginia Association of Counties Members]</ref> Membership dues are not disclosed.
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* 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.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.vaco.org/ABOUT%20VACo/Counties%20Listed%20by%20Region.php Virginia Association of Counties Members]</ref> Membership dues are not disclosed.
 
* The site has no search function.
 
* The site has no search function.
 
* There is no information available on how to access [[Virginia Freedom of Information Act|public records]].
 
* There is no information available on how to access [[Virginia Freedom of Information Act|public records]].
 
* Local tax rates are not disclosed.
 
* Local tax rates are not disclosed.
 
* Zoning ordinances and permit applications are not published.
 
* Zoning ordinances and permit applications are not published.
 
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Buchanan County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the population was 26,978.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

This site was evaluated on Aug. 23, 2012.

The good

  • Board of Supervisors is listed.

The bad

  • Budgets and audits for the past 3-5 years are not disclosed.
  • Meeting minutes and agendas for the past 3-5 years are not provides, nor is a calendar of meetings.
  • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • The site has virtually no viable information, except an outdated list of county board members.[1]
  • Emails are not provided for administrative staff or elected officials.
  • 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.[2] Membership dues are not disclosed.
  • The site has no search function.
  • There is no information available on how to access public records.
  • Local tax rates are not disclosed.
  • Zoning ordinances and permit applications are not published.

External links

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