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{{MGW}}{{tnr}}Below is a chart evaluating the [[affirmative disclosure|transparency]] efforts of [[Maryland (Sunshine Review)]] city websites.
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{{MGW}}{{tnr}}Below is a chart evaluating the [[affirmative disclosure|transparency]] efforts of [[Maryland]] city websites.
  
 
==Reading the chart==
 
==Reading the chart==

Revision as of 05:11, 23 July 2013

Portal:My Government WebsiteMgw small.png
My Government Website
Transparency Checklist
Progress reports
County website project
County comparison chart

City website project
List of cities

School district website project
List of school districts
Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Maryland 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 Sunshine Review page about each City for more detailed information about what information is available on the City website, along with recommendations SR users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

In Aug. 2012, Sunshine Review evaluated the five largest cities in Maryland, and the capital: Baltimore, Rockville, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, and Annapolis. These cities averaged 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 6 6 5 6 5 1 4 5
P
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0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
N
600px-Red x.png
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1

Comparison chart

City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Annapolis, Maryland B
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Bowie, Maryland C
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Frederick, Maryland A-
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Gaithersburg, Maryland A+
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Rockville, Maryland A-
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Comparison chart

Please check each district to see when it was last rated, if there is no time stamp then check the "History" tab to see when it was last edited.

City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Annapolis, Maryland B
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N
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Bowie, Maryland C
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College Park, Maryland C
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Cumberland, Maryland C P
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Frederick, Maryland A-
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Gaithersburg, Maryland A+
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Greenbelt, Maryland D P
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Hagerstown, Maryland C
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Rockville, Maryland A-
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Salisbury, Maryland B-
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Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a Maryland city, you can correct it immediately or report the error.