Santaquin, Utah

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Transparency grading process

Santaquin is a city in Utah County, Utah

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Utah city websites

This website was most recently evaluated April 26, 2013.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials listed with email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and term dates. [1].
  • Administrative officials
    • City officials are listed with their role, phone numbers, and a personalized email address.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Agendas and minutes are available. [3]
    • Minutes and agendas are archived to 2009.
    • Meeting locations and times are noted.[4]
  • Finance
    • Budgets for the last three years are posted. [5]
    • Audits for the past three years are posted. [6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and approved contract statements are provided for 2012 and 2013.[7]
  • Permits and Zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted. [8]
    • Building permit application online [9].
  • Public Records
    • Information on how to file a public records request is posted. [10]
  • Lobbying
  • Taxes
    • Local tax rates are disclosed.[12]

The bad

  • Lobbying
    • Membership dues for the League of Cities is not disclosed.

The Sutherland Institute

The Sutherland Institute in Utah issued a transparency report that graded Utah cities according to a ten-point checklist.[13] The Institute spent 20 minutes on each website searching for checklist items to ensure that transparency items were both present and easily accessible. 111 cities were graded and averaged a score of roughly 5 points, which is the equivalent of a C- transparency grade.[14]

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