James City County, Virginia

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Meetings Y
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James City County is one of 95 counties in Virginia (Sunshine Review). 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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