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===Pension reform===
 
===Pension reform===
Tucson voters may decide on [[City of Tucson Pension Reform Initiative, Proposition 201 (November 2013)|an initiative to reform the pension system]] of their public employees from the [[Defined Benefit Plan|defined benefit plan]] currently in use to a [[Defined Contribution Plan|defined contribution plan]], similar to a 401(k) style plan.  
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Tucson voters may decide on [[City of Tucson Pension Reform Initiative, Proposition 201 (November 2013)|an initiative to reform the pension system]] of their public employees from the [[Defined Benefit Plan|defined benefit plan]] currently in use to a [[Defined Contribution Plan|defined contribution plan]], similar to a 401(k)-style plan.  
  
 
==Website evaluation==
 
==Website evaluation==
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* Budget
 
* Budget
 
** Budget is published.<ref name="budget">[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/budget Budget]</ref>
 
** Budget is published.<ref name="budget">[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/budget Budget]</ref>
** Budgets are archived to 2002. <ref> [http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/budget/prior-year-budgets Budget archives] </ref>
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** Budgets are archived to 2002.<ref> [http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/budget/prior-year-budgets Budget archives] </ref>
 
* Meetings
 
* Meetings
 
** Meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are available.<ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/mayorcouncil Agendas & Minutes]</ref>
 
** Meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are available.<ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/mayorcouncil Agendas & Minutes]</ref>
** Minutes and agendas are archive to 2003. <ref> [http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/mcarchive Meeting archives] </ref>
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** Minutes and agendas are archive to 2003.<ref> [http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/mcarchive Meeting archives] </ref>
 
* Elected officials
 
* Elected officials
 
** Elected officials are listed with contact information.<ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/citygov Mayor and Council]</ref>
 
** Elected officials are listed with contact information.<ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/citygov Mayor and Council]</ref>
 
* Administration
 
* Administration
** Administrative officials are listed with contact information under respective department. <ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/departments Administration]</ref>
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** Administrative officials are listed with contact information under respective department.<ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/departments Administration]</ref>
 
* Zoning and permits
 
* Zoning and permits
**Information on zoning and permits is available. <ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd Planning and development]</ref><ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd/permit-review Permits]</ref>
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**Information on zoning and permits is available.<ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd Planning and development]</ref><ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd/permit-review Permits]</ref>
 
* Audits
 
* Audits
 
** Audits are posted.<Ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/comprehensive-annual-financial-report-cafr Internal Audits]</ref>
 
** Audits are posted.<Ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/comprehensive-annual-financial-report-cafr Internal Audits]</ref>
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* Contracts
 
* Contracts
 
** Information on purchasing and contracts is provided.<ref>[http://www.tucsonprocurement.com/default.aspx Purchasing & Contracts]</ref>
 
** Information on purchasing and contracts is provided.<ref>[http://www.tucsonprocurement.com/default.aspx Purchasing & Contracts]</ref>
** Current Bids are posted. <ref> [http://www.tucsonprocurement.com/bidders_bidopportunities.aspx?Orderby=ContractNum Current Bids] </ref>
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** Current Bids are posted.<ref> [http://www.tucsonprocurement.com/bidders_bidopportunities.aspx?Orderby=ContractNum Current Bids] </ref>
** Awarded bids are posted. <ref> [http://www.tucsonprocurement.com/bidders_awards.aspx?Orderby=C.ContractNum%20DESC Awarded Bids] </ref>
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** Awarded bids are posted.<ref> [http://www.tucsonprocurement.com/bidders_awards.aspx?Orderby=C.ContractNum%20DESC Awarded Bids] </ref>
 
* Public records
 
* Public records
** Information on how to obtain public records is available. <ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/infoguide?listing=3284 Public records]</ref>
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** Information on how to obtain public records is available.<ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/infoguide?listing=3284 Public records]</ref>
 
* Taxes
 
* Taxes
 
** Local tax information available online.<ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/finance/business-information Taxes]</ref>
 
** Local tax information available online.<ref>[http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/finance/business-information Taxes]</ref>

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Tucson is a city in Arizona. It is the county seat of Pima County.

Lobbying

See also: Arizona government sector lobbying associations

Tucson spent $140,000 on lobbying the first two quarters of 2010,[1] and $210,000 in 2011.[2]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

Tucson is a member of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, a government sector lobbying association.[3]

Ballot measures

Ballotpedia has an article about ballot measures in Pima County.

Pension reform

Tucson voters may decide on an initiative to reform the pension system of their public employees from the defined benefit plan currently in use to a defined contribution plan, similar to a 401(k)-style plan.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Arizona city websites
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Budget
    • Budget is published.[4]
    • Budgets are archived to 2002.[5]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are available.[6]
    • Minutes and agendas are archive to 2003.[7]
  • Elected officials
    • Elected officials are listed with contact information.[8]
  • Administration
    • Administrative officials are listed with contact information under respective department.[9]
  • Zoning and permits
    • Information on zoning and permits is available.[10][11]
  • Audits
    • Audits are posted.[12]
    • Audits are archived to 2001.
  • Contracts
    • Information on purchasing and contracts is provided.[13]
    • Current Bids are posted.[14]
    • Awarded bids are posted.[15]
  • Public records
    • Information on how to obtain public records is available.[16]
  • Taxes
    • Local tax information available online.[17]

The bad

  • Lobbying
    • A link to the Arizona League of Cities, a government sector lobbying association, is available,[18] but no explanation as to what the organization is present. No other lobbying information is available either.

External links

References

  1. Tucson on Open Secrets, 2010
  2. Open Secrets, 2011
  3. Member of League of Arizona Cities and Towns
  4. Budget
  5. Budget archives
  6. Agendas & Minutes
  7. Meeting archives
  8. Mayor and Council
  9. Administration
  10. Planning and development
  11. Permits
  12. Internal Audits
  13. Purchasing & Contracts
  14. Current Bids
  15. Awarded Bids
  16. Public records
  17. Taxes
  18. Arizona League of Cities