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Okeechobee, Florida

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Okeechobee is a city in Florida. It is the county seat of Okeechobee County.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Florida city websites

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Transparency grading process

This website review was updated on September 13, 2013.

The good

  • Budget
    • The current budget summary and audit are posted.
    • Budget documents are available for the FY2011 through FY2014.[1]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Administrative officials are listed with contact information on department pages.
  • Elected Officials
    • City council members are listed.[2]
    • Elected officials are listed with term dates and some contact information.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting meeting schedules and procedures are posted,[2] along with agendas[4] and minutes.[5]
  • Audits
    • Audited financial statements are available from FY2009 through FY2012.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bid opportunities are posted.[7]
  • Public Records
  • Local Taxes
    • Current and historical millage rate is posted in budget documents.[9]
  • Building permits and zoning
    • Zoning information[10] and building permits are posted.[11]

The bad

  • Elected Officials
    • Individual physical addresses and phone numbers are unavailable.
  • Contracts
    • Vendor contracts are not posted.
  • Lobbying
    • Of the four lobbying associations listed on the City Council website, only the link for CAS Government services discloses the cost of taxpayer funded lobbying.[12][13]

Lobbying

Main articles: Florida government sector lobbying and Florida League of Cities.

Okeechobee pays membership dues[14] to the Florida League of Cities, a government sector lobbying association.

External links

References