Tucson, Arizona

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

Website evaluation

This website was reviewed on Feb. 7, 2013.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budget is published.[1]
    • Budgets are archived to 2002. [2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are available.[3]
    • Minutes and agendas are archive to 2003. [4]
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with contact information.[5]
  • Administration
    • Administrative officials are listed with contact information under respective department. [6]
  • Zoning and Permits
    • Information on zoning and permits is available. [7][8]
  • Audits
    • Audits are posted.[9]
    • Audits are archived to 2001.
  • Contracts
    • Information on purchasing and contracts is provided.[10]
    • Current Bids are posted. [11]
    • Awarded bids are posted. [12]
  • Public Records Request
    • Information on how to obtain public records is available. [13]
  • Taxes
    • Local tax information available online.[14]

The bad

  • Lobbying
    • A link to the Arizona League of Cities, a government sector lobbying association, is available, [15] but no explanation as to what the organization is present. No other lobbying information is available either.


Main article: Arizona government sector lobbying associations

Tucson spent $140,000 on lobbying the first two quarters of 2010,[16] and $210,000 in 2011. [17]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

Tucson is a member of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, a government sector lobbying association. [18]

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.

External links


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