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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===
The five largest cities averaged a "C" website transparency grade.
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This chart encompasses the 5 largest cities, which averaged a "C" website transparency grade.
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table = class="wikitable sortable", [[Wisconsin cities (Sunshine Review)|City]], [[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", [[Wisconsin cities (Sunshine Review)|City]], [[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 [[Wisconsin]].  To start one watch our [[Help:Transparency checklist|video tutorial]].
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noresultsheader = No websites have been evaluated for [[Wisconsin]].
 
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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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table = class="wikitable sortable", [[Wisconsin cities (Sunshine Review)|City]], [[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", [[Wisconsin cities (Sunshine Review)|City]], [[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 = Currently, there are not any reports of [[Wisconsin cities (Sunshine Review)]] without a website.
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noresultsheader = There are no reports of [[Wisconsin cities]] without a website.
 
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==Correcting errors==
 
==Correcting errors==
If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a [[Wisconsin cities (Sunshine Review)|Wisconsin 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 [[Wisconsin cities|Wisconsin city]], you can report the error to [mailto:geoff.pallay@ballotpedia.org Geoff Pallay, Director of Research].
  
 
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[[Category:Wisconsin]]
[[Category:Sunshine Review pages]]
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[[Category:City evaluation pages by state]]

Revision as of 09:14, 22 August 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 Wisconsin 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, which averaged a "C" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials (Sunshine Review)? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
4 4 5 3 5 3 1 0 1 4
P
Partial.png
1 1 0 2 0 1 4 1 1 1
N
600px-Red x.png
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 0

Comparison chart


City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Green Bay, Wisconsin D- P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
Kenosha, Wisconsin C-
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P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Madison, Wisconsin C Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
Milwaukee, Wisconsin A- Y
600px-Yes check.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Racine, Wisconsin C
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}

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
Appleton, Wisconsin D
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
Beloit, Wisconsin C
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin C-
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Green Bay, Wisconsin D- P
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
Kenosha, Wisconsin C-
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P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Madison, Wisconsin C Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
Milwaukee, Wisconsin A- Y
600px-Yes check.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Racine, Wisconsin C
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Sheboygan, Wisconsin B-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}

Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a Wisconsin city, you can report the error to Geoff Pallay, Director of Research.