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Lancaster County, Virginia

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Transparency grading process

Lancaster County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 11,567.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

The good

  • Contact information for county elected and administrative officials is provided.[1]
  • County board meeting minutes for current and previous years are posted.[2]
  • The building office has a searchable building permits database.[3]
  • The Website includes a link[4] to the Virginia Association of Counties,[5] which lists the county as a member.
  • County taxes can be paid online.[6]

The bad

  • No term dates for county board members are posted.
  • Only the most recent county board meeting agenda is posted.[7]
  • Only the most current county budget[8] and audited annual financial report[9] are posted.
  • Current bid requests[10] are posted, but no listings of award notices or current contracts are provided.
  • No information about FOIA requests is posted, and no record of the county's FOIA compliance is available.
  • The site has no search function.

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