Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Kenosha is a city in Wisconsin.

Website evaluation

Meetings P
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Audits N
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Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public Records N
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Local Taxes

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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 6 years.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 6 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 2 years.
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[2]
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[3]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[4]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
  • Building Permits and Zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[5]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded from the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[7]
  • Local Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.[8]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas are not archived for 3-5 years.
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is not posted.
    • Audits must be archived for as least 3 years.
  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Lobbying
    • If the city engaged in lobbying actives or if it's a member of government lobbying associations are not disclosed, nor is the total cost of lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is not identified. Sunshine Review requires a mailing address, phone number and personalized email be listed with this position.

Elected officials

Official Office
Keith G. Bosman Mayor
Jesse L. Downing Common Council President, 16th District Alderman
Eric J. Haugaard 1st District Alderman
Theodore Ruffalo 2nd District Alderman
Jan Michalski 3rd District Alderman
G. John Ruffolo 4th District Alderman
Rocco J. LaMacchia Sr. 5th District Alderman
Tod Ohnstad 6th District Alderman
Patrick Juliana 7th District Alderman
Katherine Marks 8th District Alderman
Lawrence F. Green 9th District Alderman
Anthony Kennedy 10th District Alderman
Anthony Nudo 11th District Alderman
Steve Bostrom 12th District Alderman
Ray Misner 13th District Alderman
Daniel L. Prozanski, Jr. 14th District Alderman
Michael J. Orth 15th District Alderman
David F. Bogdala 17th District Alderman

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