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Latest revision as of 07:46, 21 April 2014

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 county websites.

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.

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 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? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
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Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
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5 4 5 5 5 5 3 0 3 4
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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

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Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Anne Arundel 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? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
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Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
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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.

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Officials
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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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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 by emailing us.