Difference between revisions of "Dinwiddie County, Virginia"

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{{County transparency checklist |
 
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  Rating                    = {{Rating9}} |
 
  Budget                    = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
  Budget                    = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
  Meetings                  = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
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  Contracts                = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
  Contracts                = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
  Lobbying                  = {{No (Sunshine Review)}} |
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  Lobbying                  = {{No (Sunshine Review}} |
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  Public records            = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
  Local taxes                = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
  Local taxes                = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
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* Bid requests and recently awarded contracts are listed.<ref>[http://www.dinwiddieva.us/purchasing/ Dinwiddie County purchasing]</ref>
 
* Bid requests and recently awarded contracts are listed.<ref>[http://www.dinwiddieva.us/purchasing/ Dinwiddie County purchasing]</ref>
 
* Information on county taxes are posted. County taxes can be paid online.<ref>[http://online.dinwiddieva.us/applications/TRAPPS/default.htm Dinwiddie County e-Treasurer service]</ref>
 
* Information on county taxes are posted. County taxes can be paid online.<ref>[http://online.dinwiddieva.us/applications/TRAPPS/default.htm Dinwiddie County e-Treasurer service]</ref>
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* Complete[[Virginia Freedom of Information Act|Freedom of Information Act]] information is easily found under the "Your Government" drop-down menu on the main page.<ref>[http://www.dinwiddieva.us/DocumentCenter/View/195 Dinwiddie County Freedom of Information Act Information, September 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===The bad===
 
===The bad===
 
* Term dates of county board members are not listed.
 
* Term dates of county board members are not listed.
* [[FOIA]] requests can be made through the county administration department, but no information on where to send the request or who to make that request through is on the website. There is no record of the county's [[Virginia Freedom of Information Act|FOIA compliance]].
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* While the County does disclose that it is a member of several lobbying groups, there is no information regarding any public expenses on lobbying efforts.
* There is no information regarding any relapublic expenses on lobbying efforts. The Virginia Association of Counties<ref>[http://www.vaco.org/ABOUT%20VACo/Counties%20Listed%20by%20Region.php Virginia Association of Counties members]</ref> lists the county as a member.
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Revision as of 11:23, 12 September 2013

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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts Y
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Public records Y
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Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process


Dinwiddie County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 Census, the population was 24,533.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

This website was most recently evaluated April 13, 2012.

The good

  • Contact information for county board members is listed.[1]
  • County board meeting agendas[2] and minutes[3] for current and previous years are posted.
  • Contact information for administrative officials is listed.[4]
  • Budgets and audited annual financial reports for current and previous years are posted.[5]
  • Bid requests and recently awarded contracts are listed.[6]
  • Information on county taxes are posted. County taxes can be paid online.[7]
  • CompleteFreedom of Information Act information is easily found under the "Your Government" drop-down menu on the main page.[8]

The bad

  • Term dates of county board members are not listed.
  • While the County does disclose that it is a member of several lobbying groups, there is no information regarding any public expenses on lobbying efforts.



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