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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.
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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.
* See sample [[proactive disclosure|transparency]] legislation at the [http://www.sunshinestandard.org Sunshine Standard]
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==Conclusions chart==
 
==Conclusions chart==
 
===2012===
 
===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.
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This chart encompasses the 5 largest cities in Maryland as well as the capital: Baltimore, Rockville, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Bethesda and Annapolis. These cities averaged a "B+" website transparency grade as of August 2012.
  
 
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Government budgets|Budget]]?
 
! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Government budgets|Budget]]?
 
! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]]?
 
! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]]?
! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Elected officials (Sunshine Review)]]?
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Elected officials]]?
 
! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Administrative Officials|Admin. <br>Officials]]?
 
! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Administrative Officials|Admin. <br>Officials]]?
 
! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Building permits and zoning|Permits/<br>Zoning]]?
 
! style="background-color:#cedff2" | [[Building permits and zoning|Permits/<br>Zoning]]?
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table = class="wikitable sortable," [[Maryland cities (Sunshine Review)|City]], [[Transparency checklist|Grades]], [[Government budgets|Budget]], [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]], [[Elected Officials]], [[Administrative Officials|Admin.<br>Officials]], [[Building permits and zoning|Permits/<br>Zoning]], [[Audits]], [[Contracts]], [[Lobbying]], [[State sunshine laws|Public records]], [[Local taxes|Taxes]]
 
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noresultsheader = No websites have been evaluated for [[Maryland]].
 
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==Comparison chart==
 
==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.
 
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.
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category = Rated Maryland cities
 
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noresultsheader = No websites have been evaluated for [[Maryland]].
 
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==Correcting errors==
 
==Correcting errors==
If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a [[Maryland cities (Sunshine Review)|Maryland city]], you can [[Sunshine Review:Evaluating government websites|correct it immediately]] or [[Sunshine Review:Articles that need fixing|report the error]].
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If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a [[Maryland cities|Maryland city]], you can report the error by [mailto:sunshine@ballotpedia.org emailing us].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:46, 21 April 2014

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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 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 in Maryland as well as the capital: Baltimore, Rockville, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Bethesda and Annapolis. These cities averaged a "B+" website transparency grade as of August 2012.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? 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
Partial.png
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 Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Annapolis, Maryland B
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N
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Baltimore, Maryland 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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N
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N
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Y
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Bowie, Maryland C
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N
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Frederick, Maryland A-
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N
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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 Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Annapolis, Maryland B
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N
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Baltimore, Maryland 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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N
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N
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Y
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Bowie, Maryland C
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N
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College Park, Maryland C
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N
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Cumberland, Maryland C P
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N
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Frederick, Maryland A-
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N
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Gaithersburg, Maryland A+
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Greenbelt, Maryland D P
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N
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N
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Hagerstown, Maryland C
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N
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N
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Rockville, Maryland A-
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Salisbury, Maryland 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 Maryland city, you can report the error by emailing us.