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'''Springfield''' is the capital city of [[Illinois]].
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'''Springfield City''' is the capital city in [[United States (Sunshine Review)|U.S.]] state of [[Illinois]].
 
 
==Website evaluation==
 
: ''Main article: [[Evaluation of Illinois city websites]]''
 
 
===The good===
 
===The good===
* The Mayor and city council officials contact information are posted online.                   <ref>[http://www.springfield.il.us/council/members.htm Mayor and City Council officials]</ref>
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* Contact information for the mayor and city council members is posted.<ref>[http://www.springfield.il.us/council/members.htm Mayor and City Council officials]</ref>
* Agendas and minutes are available for City Council Meetings<ref>[http://www.springfieldcityclerk.com/Council%20Calendar.htm Agenda and  Minutes]</ref>
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* Agendas and minutes are available for city council meetings.<ref>[http://www.springfieldcityclerk.com/Council%20Calendar.htm Agenda and  Minutes]</ref>
* Building permit forms and zoning information available on the website<ref>[http://www.springfield.il.us/Public%20Works/zoningforms.htm Building Permits and Zoning information]</ref>
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* Building permit forms and zoning information are available on the website.<ref>[http://www.springfield.il.us/Public%20Works/zoningforms.htm Building Permits and Zoning information]</ref>
* Budget reports and audit reports are available <ref>[http://www.springfield.il.us/city_gov/OBM/default.htm Budget and Audit Reports]</ref>
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* Budget reports and audit reports are available.<ref>[http://www.springfield.il.us/city_gov/OBM/default.htm Budget and Audit Reports]</ref>
* Information on bids and proposals are available <ref>[http://www.springfield.il.us/legalnotice/ Bids and Proposals]</ref>
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* Information on bids and proposals is available.<ref>[http://www.springfield.il.us/legalnotice/ Bids and Proposals]</ref>
  
 
===The bad===
 
===The bad===
* Lobbying information and ethics is not noted
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* Lobbying information and ethics are not noted.
* There is no checkbook register available  
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* There is no checkbook register available.
* There is no information on local taxes
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* There is no information on local taxes.
* There is no information on how citizens can access public records
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* There is no information on how citizens can access public records.
  
 
==Lobbying==
 
==Lobbying==
 
:''Main article: [[Illinois government sector lobbying]]''
 
:''Main article: [[Illinois government sector lobbying]]''
  
Springfield has a [[lobbying]] contract with [[William S. Foster]] for $10,000 in 2009. The lobbyist represents the government before the [[Illinois state legislature|Illinois state legislature]].<ref>[http://www.ilcampaign.org/sites/default/files/LGL2010-Final.pdf Governments Lobbying State Government, ''Illinois Campaign for Political Reform'', 2010] (PDF)</ref>
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Springfield had a [[lobbying]] contract with William S. Foster for $10,000 in 2009. The lobbyist represented the government before the [[Illinois General Assembly|Illinois state legislature]].<ref>[http://www.ilcampaign.org/sites/default/files/LGL2010-Final.pdf Governments Lobbying State Government, ''Illinois Campaign for Political Reform'', 2010] (PDF)</ref>
  
==Basic Background Information==
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==Basic background information==
*Official Municipality Name - Springfield
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* Official Municipality Name - Springfield
*[[Sangamon County, Illinois]]
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* [[Sangamon County, Illinois]]
*Legal Format – [[City]]
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* Legal Format – [[City]]
*[http://www.springfield.il.us/ Municipal Web Site]
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* [http://www.springfield.il.us/ Municipal Web Site]
*[http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=12414&sid=13 Municipal Code (Ordinances)]
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* [http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=12414&sid=13 Municipal Code (Ordinances)]
*Main Street Address - 800 East Monroe, Illinois 62701
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* Main Street Address - 800 East Monroe, Illinois 62701
*Main Phone Number - 217-789-2200
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* Main Phone Number - 217-789-2200
*External Reference Sources – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield%2C_Illinois Wikipedia Entry] [http://www.villageprofile.com/illinois/springfield/ Village Profile]
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* External Reference Sources – [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield%2C_Illinois Wikipedia Entry] [http://www.villageprofile.com/illinois/springfield/ Village Profile]
  
==Local Community Organizations==
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==Local community organizations==
*[http://www.gscc.org/ Chamber of Commerce]
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* [http://www.gscc.org/ Chamber of Commerce]
*Public Library Phone: 217-753-4900
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* Public Library Phone: 217-753-4900
*Historical Society Phone: 217-789-2377 Fax: 217-789-2380
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* Historical Society Phone: 217-789-2377 Fax: 217-789-2380
 
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==City Officials==
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Mayor [[Timothy Davlin]]
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City Clerk [[Cecilia Tumulty]]
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*Phone: 217-789-2216
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City Treasurer [[Jim Langfelder]]
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*217-789-2224
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City Board/Council Members
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*First Ward Alderman [[Frank Edwards]]
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*Second Ward Alderman [[Gail M. Simpson]]
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*Third Ward Alderman [[Frank Kunz]]
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*Fourth Ward Alderman [[Frank Lesko]]
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*Fifth Ward Alderman [[Sam Cahnman (Sunshine Review)]]
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*Sixth Ward Alderman [[Mark Mahoney]]
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*Seventh Ward Alderman [[Debbie Cimarossa]]
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*Eighth Ward Alderman [[Kristofer D. Theilen]]
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*Ninth Ward Alderman [[Steven T. Dove]]
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*Tenth Ward Alderman [[Tim Griffin (Sunshine Review)]]
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Revision as of 14:32, 27 August 2013

Springfield is the capital city of Illinois.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Illinois city websites
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Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying N
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Public Records N
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Local Taxes N
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Contact information for the mayor and city council members is posted.[1]
  • Agendas and minutes are available for city council meetings.[2]
  • Building permit forms and zoning information are available on the website.[3]
  • Budget reports and audit reports are available.[4]
  • Information on bids and proposals is available.[5]

The bad

  • Lobbying information and ethics are not noted.
  • There is no checkbook register available.
  • There is no information on local taxes.
  • There is no information on how citizens can access public records.

Lobbying

Main article: Illinois government sector lobbying

Springfield had a lobbying contract with William S. Foster for $10,000 in 2009. The lobbyist represented the government before the Illinois state legislature.[6]

Basic background information

Local community organizations

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Public Library Phone: 217-753-4900
  • Historical Society Phone: 217-789-2377 Fax: 217-789-2380

External links


References