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'''James City County''' is one of [[Virginia counties (Sunshine Review)|95 counties]] in [[Virginia]]. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 48,102.
 
'''James City County''' is one of [[Virginia counties (Sunshine Review)|95 counties]] in [[Virginia]]. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 48,102.
  
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** Contact information for county board members, including emails and telephone numbers, is posted.<ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/bos/index.html Elected Officials]</ref>
 
** Contact information for county board members, including emails and telephone numbers, is posted.<ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/bos/index.html Elected Officials]</ref>
 
* Meetings
 
* Meetings
** County board meeting agendas are posted. <ref>[http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/agendas/index.html Agendas]</ref>  
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** County board meeting agendas are posted.<ref>[http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/agendas/index.html Agendas]</ref>  
** Agendas are archived to 1998. <ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/archive/index.html Agenda Archives] </ref>
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** Agendas are archived to 1998.<ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/archive/index.html Agenda Archives] </ref>
 
** Minutes are posted and archived for more than three years.<ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/adopted-minutes/index.html James City County board meeting minutes]</ref>   
 
** Minutes are posted and archived for more than three years.<ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/adopted-minutes/index.html James City County board meeting minutes]</ref>   
 
** Video recordings of meetings are also available.<ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/news/video-archive.html James City County video on demand]</ref>
 
** Video recordings of meetings are also available.<ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/news/video-archive.html James City County video on demand]</ref>
 
* Administration
 
* Administration
** Contact information for County Administrator is posted. <ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/administration/index.html County Administration] </ref>
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** Contact information for County Administrator is posted.<ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/administration/index.html County Administration] </ref>
 
** Contact information for county administrative officials is posted on the individual departments' web pages.<ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/government/departments.html James City County departments]</ref>
 
** Contact information for county administrative officials is posted on the individual departments' web pages.<ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/government/departments.html James City County departments]</ref>
 
* Budget
 
* Budget
** The current and proposed budget are posted. <ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/fms/index.html James City County budget and finances]</ref>
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** The current and proposed budget are posted.<ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/fms/index.html James City County budget and finances]</ref>
 
** Budgets are archived to 1996.
 
** Budgets are archived to 1996.
 
** Budgets can be opened in PDF format.
 
** Budgets can be opened in PDF format.
 
* Audits
 
* Audits
** Annual financial audits are posted. <ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/fms/index.html James City County budget and finances]</ref>
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** Annual financial audits are posted.<ref>[http://www.jccegov.com/fms/index.html James City County budget and finances]</ref>
 
** Audits are archived to 2000.
 
** Audits are archived to 2000.
 
** Audits can be opened as PDFs.
 
** Audits can be opened as PDFs.
 
* Contracts
 
* Contracts
** Current bids are posted. <ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/purchasing/bids.html Bids] </ref>
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** Current bids are posted.<ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/purchasing/bids.html Bids] </ref>
** Awarded bids are posted. <ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/purchasing/bid-awards.html Bid Awards] </ref>
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** Awarded bids are posted.<ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/purchasing/bid-awards.html Bid Awards] </ref>
** Bids and awarded bids are archived for several years. <ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/purchasing/ArchivedSolitationsandAwards.html Archived Bids] </ref>
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** Bids and awarded bids are archived for several years.<ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/purchasing/ArchivedSolitationsandAwards.html Archived Bids] </ref>
 
* Permits and Zoning
 
* Permits and Zoning
** building permit information and procedures are posted. <ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/buildingsafety/index.html Permits] </ref>
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** building permit information and procedures are posted.<ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/buildingsafety/index.html Permits] </ref>
** Local zoning ordinances posted. <ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/attorney/county-code.html#sub Zoning] </ref>
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** Local zoning ordinances posted.<ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/attorney/county-code.html#sub Zoning] </ref>
 
* Taxes
 
* Taxes
** Information on property tax assessments, business taxes, occupancy taxes and sales taxes is posted. <ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/administration/tax-fee-license-mstr.html Taxes] </ref>
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** Information on property tax assessments, business taxes, occupancy taxes and sales taxes is posted.<ref> [http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/administration/tax-fee-license-mstr.html Taxes] </ref>
 
** County bills can be paid online.<ref>[https://first.jccegov.com/epayment/intropage.aspx James City County ePayment]</ref>
 
** County bills can be paid online.<ref>[https://first.jccegov.com/epayment/intropage.aspx James City County ePayment]</ref>
 
* Public Records
 
* Public Records
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James City County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 48,102.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

This site was last rated on March 14, 2013.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • Contact information for county board members, including emails and telephone numbers, is posted.[1]
  • Meetings
    • County board meeting agendas are posted.[2]
    • Agendas are archived to 1998.[3]
    • Minutes are posted and archived for more than three years.[4]
    • Video recordings of meetings are also available.[5]
  • Administration
    • Contact information for County Administrator is posted.[6]
    • Contact information for county administrative officials is posted on the individual departments' web pages.[7]
  • Budget
    • The current and proposed budget are posted.[8]
    • Budgets are archived to 1996.
    • Budgets can be opened in PDF format.
  • Audits
    • Annual financial audits are posted.[9]
    • Audits are archived to 2000.
    • Audits can be opened as PDFs.
  • Contracts
    • Current bids are posted.[10]
    • Awarded bids are posted.[11]
    • Bids and awarded bids are archived for several years.[12]
  • Permits and Zoning
    • building permit information and procedures are posted.[13]
    • Local zoning ordinances posted.[14]
  • Taxes
    • Information on property tax assessments, business taxes, occupancy taxes and sales taxes is posted.[15]
    • County bills can be paid online.[16]
  • Public Records
    • Information on how to filed public records requests is available. They also provide the identification of the public information officer along with a phone number, mailing address and email.[17]
  • Lobbying
    • The Website includes a link[18] to the Virginia Association of Counties,[19] which lists the county as a member.

The bad

  • Lobbying
    • Information on taxpayer funded lobbying efforts, including fees paid to organizations that lobby on behalf of the county, or contracts with private lobbyists are not disclosed.


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