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Racine, Wisconsin

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Racine is a city in Wisconsin.

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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for the past 7 years.[1]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 7 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 7 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 on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[6]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2002 are available.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[8]
  • 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.[9]

The bad

  • 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. Ballotpedia requires a mailing address, phone number and personalized email be listed with this position.

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