Evaluation of Virginia city websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Virginia (Sunshine Review) 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
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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 January 2012, Sunshine Review rated the five largest city websites and found they averaged a "B" website transparency grade.

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

Comparison chart


City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Chesapeake, Virginia B
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Newport News, Virginia B-
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Norfolk, Virginia B
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Richmond, Virginia A-
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Virginia Beach, Virginia 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.


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Officials
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Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Alexandria, Virginia B
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Bedford, Virginia D
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Bristol, Virginia D- N
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Buena Vista, Virginia D-
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Charlottesville, Virginia B-
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Chesapeake, Virginia B
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Colonial Heights, Virginia C N
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Covington, Virginia D- N
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Danville, Virginia C- N
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Emporia, Virginia C- N
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Fairfax, Virginia B-
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Falls Church, Virginia C
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Franklin, Virginia D
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Fredericksburg, Virginia C
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Galax, Virginia F N
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Hampton, Virginia B-
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Harrisonburg, Virginia B-
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Hopewell, Virginia B-
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Lexington, Virginia C- P
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Lynchburg, Virginia C
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Manassas, Virginia C
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Manassas Park, Virginia B-
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Martinsville, Virginia D N
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Newport News, Virginia B-
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Norfolk, Virginia B
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Norton, Virginia D N
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Petersburg, Virginia F
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Poquoson, Virginia B-
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Portsmouth, Virginia B
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Radford, Virginia B-
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Richmond, Virginia A-
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Roanoke, Virginia B-
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Salem, Virginia D P
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Staunton, Virginia C
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Suffolk, Virginia B-
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Virginia Beach, Virginia A-
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Waynesboro, Virginia C N
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Williamsburg, Virginia A-
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Winchester, Virginia B
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Correcting errors

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