Evaluation of Wisconsin city websites

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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 Wisconsin (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
Partial.png
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

The five largest cities 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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P
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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
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N
600px-Red x.png
P
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
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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
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin A- Y
600px-Yes check.png
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P
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Racine, Wisconsin C
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P
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
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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 (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Appleton, Wisconsin D
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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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P
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin C-
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P
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{{{1}}}
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
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{{{1}}}
Green Bay, Wisconsin D- P
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P
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{{{1}}}
P
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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
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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
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P
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{{{1}}}
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Racine, Wisconsin C
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P
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
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{{{1}}}
Sheboygan, Wisconsin B-
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P
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
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{{{1}}}

Correcting errors

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