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Buckingham County, Virginia

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Budget P
Meetings P
Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits N
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Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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Buckingham County is one of 95 counties in Virginia (Sunshine Review). 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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