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'''Buckingham County''' is one of [[Virginia counties (Sunshine Review)|95 counties]] in [[Virginia (Sunshine Review)]]. According to the 2000 census, the population was 15,623.
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'''Buckingham County''' is one of [[Virginia counties (Sunshine Review)|95 counties]] in [[Virginia]]. According to the 2000 census, the population was 15,623.
  
 
==Website evaluation==
 
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* Only proposed but not the actual adopted budgets are available for current and previous years.<ref>[http://www.buckinghamcountyva.org/government/finance/ Buckingham County budgets]</ref> Also, no financial reports or audits are posted.
 
* Only proposed but not the actual adopted budgets are available for current and previous years.<ref>[http://www.buckinghamcountyva.org/government/finance/ Buckingham County budgets]</ref> Also, no financial reports or audits are posted.
  
* The listing of county board meeting minutes and agendas appears incomplete. <ref>[http://www.buckinghamcountyva.org/government/boardofsupervisors/agendasandminutes.html#Jan Buckingham County board meeting documents]</ref>
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* The listing of county board meeting minutes and agendas appears incomplete.<ref>[http://www.buckinghamcountyva.org/government/boardofsupervisors/agendasandminutes.html#Jan Buckingham County board meeting documents]</ref>
  
 
* Invitations for bids are posted, but there does not appear to be a listing of recently awarded contracts, or general information pertaining to the bidding and contract award process.<ref>[http://www.buckinghamcountyva.org/government/rfp.html Buckingham County request for proposals]</ref>
 
* Invitations for bids are posted, but there does not appear to be a listing of recently awarded contracts, or general information pertaining to the bidding and contract award process.<ref>[http://www.buckinghamcountyva.org/government/rfp.html Buckingham County request for proposals]</ref>
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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>[http://www.vaco.org/ABOUT%20VACo/Counties%20Listed%20by%20Region.php Virginia Association of Counties Members]</ref>
 
* 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>
  
 
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Transparency grading process


Buckingham County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the population was 15,623.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • Contact information for county board members is posted.[1]
  • Contact information for county administrative staff is available via the department pages.[2]
  • Information about county taxes is comprehensive.[3]

The bad

  • County board members' term dates are not posted.
  • Only proposed but not the actual adopted budgets are available for current and previous years.[4] Also, no financial reports or audits are posted.
  • The listing of county board meeting minutes and agendas appears incomplete.[5]
  • Invitations for bids are posted, but there does not appear to be a listing of recently awarded contracts, or general information pertaining to the bidding and contract award process.[6]
  • 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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