Michigan City, Indiana

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Transparency grading process

Website Evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Indiana city websites

This website was most recently reviewed April 9, 2013.

The Good

  • Elected Officials
    • Contact information for elected officials is posted. [1]
  • Meetings
    • Agendas are posted. [2]
    • Agendas are archived to 2009. [3]
    • Meeting minutes are posted. [4]
    • Meetings are archived for more than 10 years. [5]
  • Administration
    • Contact information for administration officials is posted on department pages. [6]
  • Permits and Zoning
    • Building permit forms and fees are posted. [7]
    • Zoning information, including a map [8], and ordinance [9] are posted.

The Bad

  • Budget
    • Most recent budget report is dated 2002. [10]
    • Current budget is not posted.
    • Budgets are not archived for more than three years.
  • Audit
    • Annual financial audits are not posted.
    • Audits are not archived for at least three years.
  • Contracts
    • Information on open and awarded bids are not posted.
  • Taxes
    • Information on local tax rates, including property tax levies and local sales taxes, are not posted.
  • Lobbying
    • The city does not disclose membership in any organization that lobbies on its behalf, nor any fees that are paid to belong to any organization.
    • Information on whether or not the city contracts with a private lobbyist is not disclosed.
  • Public Records
    • Information on how to file a public records request, including name of contact and any associated fees, is not posted.

External links

Michigan City, Indiana


  1. Elected Officials
  2. Agendas
  3. Agenda Archives
  4. Minutes
  5. Archived Minutes
  6. Administration
  7. Planning
  8. Zoning Map
  9. Planning
  10. Controller Reports