Hampton, Virginia

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Hampton is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is considered a county-equivalent.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • Current budget is published.[1]
  • Meeting schedule[2], agendas[3], and minutes[4] are provided.
  • Council members are listed with contact information.[5]
  • Includes full text of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act[6], but not how to actually make a request under the law in Hampton.
  • Building permits[7] and zoning ordinance available.[8]
  • Local tax information provided.[9]
  • Administrative officials are listed under respective departments.[10]
  • Annual financial audits are available.[11]
  • Bids are posted, but current contracts are not online.[12]

The bad


Main article: Virginia government sector lobbying

Hampton pays for services of the lobbying firm Alcade & Fay. [13]

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