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Concord, New Hampshire

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Concord is the capital city in New Hampshire. It is one of 13 cities in the state. It has a population of 42,695 as of 2010.[1]

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of New Hampshire city websites

Last rated on Jan. 24, 2012

The good

  • Agendas and minutes are available for City Council Meetings.[2]
  • Contract bids and proposals are posted from fiscal year 2001 to fiscal year 2009.[3]
  • Budgets are posted.[4]
  • Building permit forms are available on the website.[5]
  • The Mayor and city council officials contact information are posted online.[6]
  • Provides information on property taxes and allows users to pay online.[7]
  • Audits are posted from 2001 to 2011.[8]

The bad

  • Information is not available for public records
  • Lobbying information and ethics is not noted
  • There is no checkbook register available
  • The background makes the font sometimes hard to read.


The FY2012 budget is $75.4 million. [9]


Concord has received a total of $153 million from the economic stimulus package.[10]

Project Area Cost
Business/Community $2,000,000
Centers for Medicare and Medicare Servies $28,455
Education $56,363,778
Employment $7,450,436
Energy/Environment $40,717,568
Health/Nutrition $10,930,802
Housing/Facilities $11,059,223

Public Employees

Elected Officials

There are a total of fourteen Councilors. Ten represented city wards and four are at-large.[11]

Councilor Terms'[12]

  • 2 years
  • Elections on odd years

Mayor Term[13]

  • 2 years

Administrative Officials

The Department heads are listed on their respective pages.[14]


See also: New Hampshire state government salary

The salary information is inside the budget documents but it is listed using the city's pay scale.[15]


See also: New Hampshire public pensions

Upon employment, all full-time employees are enrolled in the New Hampshire Retirement System with a mandatory pre-tax payroll deduction each week of 5% of their gross income (9.3% for Group II employees – firefighters and police officers). The City also makes contributions to the NH Retirement System on behalf of full-time employees.[16]

Emergency personnel

The 2012 operating budget allocates $21.5 million to public safety.[17]


See also: New Hampshire government sector lobbying

There is no lobbying information posted.

Transparency & public records

Information is not available for public records.


The page on taxes describes each tax or fee. Users can see their property assessment and pay their property taxes online.[18]

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