Evaluation of Florida city websites

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Transparency Checklist
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List of school districts
Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Florida city websites.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
P
Partial.png
means that information was partially provided

Check the page about each city for more detailed information about what information is available on the city website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

This chart encompasses the 5 largest cities plus the capital of Florida. These cities averaged out to a "B" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials (Sunshine Review)? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
6 6 4 5 6 6 4 2 2 3
P
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0 0 2 1 0 0 2 2 2 0
N
600px-Red x.png
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3

Comparison chart


City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Jacksonville, Florida B
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Miami, Florida A-
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N
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Orlando, Florida C
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N
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St. Petersburg, Florida B-
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N
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N
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N
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Tallahassee, Florida B- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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N
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N
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Tampa, Florida B
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Evaluation of all city websites


City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Haines City, Florida A+
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Hallandale Beach, Florida A+
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Jacksonville, Florida B
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Miami, Florida A-
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N
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Naples, Florida A+ Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Oakland Park, Florida A-
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Okeechobee, Florida B
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Orlando, Florida C
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N
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St. Petersburg, Florida B-
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N
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N
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Tallahassee, Florida B- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Tampa, Florida B
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Wellington, Florida B-
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N
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Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a Florida city, you can report the error to Geoff Pallay, Director of Research.