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Sparks, Nevada

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Transparency grading process
Sparks is a city in Nevada.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Nevada city websites

This website was most recently evaluated on November 30, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 6 years.[1]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[2]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 7 years.[4]
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 2 years.[5]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2007 are available.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[7]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the City Clerk position. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
    • A public records form is provided by the City Clerk.[8]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[9]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas are not archived for at least 3 years.
  • Contracts
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Public Records
    • A fee schedule for documents is not provided.
  • 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 lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.
  • Taxes
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are not available online.

Lobbying

Main article: Nevada government sector lobbying

Sparks has six registered lobbyists. [10]

External links

References

  1. Sparks, Budgets, Accessed: November 30, 2012
  2. Sparks, Staff Directory, Accessed: November 30, 2012
  3. Sparks, Elected Officials, Accessed: November 30, 2012
  4. Sparks, Minutes, Accessed: November 30, 2012
  5. Sparks, Meeting Agendas and Schedule, Accessed: November 30, 2012
  6. Sparks', Audits, Accessed: November 30, 2012
  7. Sparks, Bids, Accessed: November 30, 2012
  8. Sparks, Public Records, Accessed: November 30, 2012
  9. Sparks, Building and Zoning, Accessed: November 30, 2012
  10. Nevada Legislature - Lobbyist Employer List