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<div style="float:right; margin:0 0 1em 1em;">__TOC__</div>'''What information can people find on their [[county websites|county's]] website in Maryland?'''
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<div style="float:right; margin:0 0 1em 1em;">__TOC__</div>Below is a chart evaluating the [[affirmative disclosure|transparency]] efforts of [[Maryland]] county websites.
 
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This page captures a snapshot of the information contributed by '''Sunshine Review''' users after they've studied the information made available on [[Maryland counties (Sunshine Review)|Maryland county websites]]
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'''See also:'''  [[County websites, state-by-state comparison]], to compare what you can find on Maryland's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.
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==Reading the chart==
 
==Reading the chart==
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Check the Sunshine Review page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations SR users have made for positive changes.
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Check the page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county 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 September of 2012, Sunshine Review evaluated the five largest counties in Maryland: Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel County.  These counties earned an average of a "B+" website transparency grade.
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This chart encompasses the 5 largest counties in Maryland: Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel County.  These counties earned an average of a "B+" website transparency grade in September 2012.
  
 
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noresultsheader = No websites have been evaluated for [[Maryland]].
 
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===2009===
 
===2009===
In 2009 Sunshine Review conducted evaluations where the counties earned an average of a "C" website transparency grade.
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This chart reflects evaluations of Maryland county websites, which earned an average of a "C" website transparency grade in 2009.
  
 
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table = class="wikitable sortable", [[Alabama counties (Sunshine Review)|County]], [[Transparency checklist|Grades]], [[Government budgets|Budget]], [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]], [[Elected Officials (Sunshine Review)]], [[Administrative Officials|Admin.<br>Officials]], [[Building permits and zoning|Permits/<br>Zoning]], [[Audits]], [[Contracts]], [[Lobbying]], [[State sunshine laws|Public records]], [[Local taxes|Taxes]]
 
table = class="wikitable sortable", [[Alabama counties (Sunshine Review)|County]], [[Transparency checklist|Grades]], [[Government budgets|Budget]], [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]], [[Elected Officials (Sunshine Review)]], [[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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==Correcting errors==
 
==Correcting errors==
If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a [[Maryland counties (Sunshine Review)|Maryland county]], 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 counties|Maryland county]], you can report the error to [mailto:geoff.pallay@ballotpedia.org Geoff Pallay, Director of Research].
 
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[[Category:Maryland counties]]
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[[Category:Rated Maryland counties]]
[[Category:County website evaluation charts]]
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[[Category:Sunshine Review pages]]
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Revision as of 11:02, 22 August 2013

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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 county 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
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Partial.png
means that information was partially provided


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

Conclusions chart

2012

This chart encompasses the 5 largest counties in Maryland: Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel County. These counties earned an average of a "B+" website transparency grade in September 2012.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials (Sunshine Review)? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
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5 4 5 5 5 5 3 0 3 4
P
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0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
N
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 0

Comparison chart

County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Anne Arundel County, Maryland B
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Baltimore County, Maryland B
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Montgomery County, Maryland B-
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Prince George's County, Maryland C
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2009

This chart reflects evaluations of Maryland county websites, which earned an average of a "C" website transparency grade in 2009.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials (Sunshine Review)? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
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21 21 20 22 19 7 3 0 7 7
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1 3 4 2 4 9 11 0 1 14
N
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2 0 0 0 1 8 10 24 16 3

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.

County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Allegany County, Maryland A+
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Anne Arundel County, Maryland B
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Baltimore County, Maryland B
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Calvert County, Maryland B
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Caroline County, Maryland D
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Carroll County, Maryland A-
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Cecil County, Maryland B
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Charles County, Maryland A-
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Dorchester County, Maryland C
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Frederick County, Maryland B-
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Garrett County, Maryland A-
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Harford County, Maryland C-
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Howard County, Maryland C
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Kent County, Maryland D- P
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Montgomery County, Maryland B-
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Prince George's County, Maryland C
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Queen Anne's County, Maryland C-
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Somerset County, Maryland F P
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St. Mary's County, Maryland B-
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Talbot County, Maryland B-
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Washington County, Maryland B
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Wicomico County, Maryland C
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Worcester County, 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 county, you can report the error to Geoff Pallay, Director of Research.