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{{tnr}}'''Waco Texas''' is a city in [[McLennan_County,_Texas| McLennan County]] [[Texas]].   
 
{{tnr}}'''Waco Texas''' is a city in [[McLennan_County,_Texas| McLennan County]] [[Texas]].   
  
 
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==Evaluating the website==
==Evaluating The Website==
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===The good===
 
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*City council meeting schedules and minutes are not available.  
 
*City council meeting schedules and minutes are not available.  
  
==Pubic records==
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==Public records==
 
The Waco Police Department recently refused to answer [[FOIA]] requests from the student newspaper at Baylor University, saying that it would not release the information until the case was brought to court.<ref>[http://www.baylor.edu/lariat/news.php?action=story&story=81648 ''The Lariat Online'', Editorial: When we're stonewalled, the public loses, too, Oct. 12, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2010/10/waco-police-department-withholds-arrest-record-from-the/1286905380.column ''Texas Watchdog'', Waco Police Department withholds arrest record from The Lariat at Baylor University, Oct. 12, 2010]</ref>  This is not a condition of the [[Texas Public Information Act]].
 
The Waco Police Department recently refused to answer [[FOIA]] requests from the student newspaper at Baylor University, saying that it would not release the information until the case was brought to court.<ref>[http://www.baylor.edu/lariat/news.php?action=story&story=81648 ''The Lariat Online'', Editorial: When we're stonewalled, the public loses, too, Oct. 12, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2010/10/waco-police-department-withholds-arrest-record-from-the/1286905380.column ''Texas Watchdog'', Waco Police Department withholds arrest record from The Lariat at Baylor University, Oct. 12, 2010]</ref>  This is not a condition of the [[Texas Public Information Act]].
  

Revision as of 21:51, 14 January 2014

Waco Texas is a city in McLennan County Texas.

Evaluating the website

The good

  • The website for Waco Texas includes the names and contact information of all city council members. [1]
  • City council meeting agendas are published.[2]
  • A budget summary is provided.[3]
  • The procedure for filing open records requests is also published.[4]

The bad

  • The full budget is not published.
  • City council meeting schedules and minutes are not available.

Public records

The Waco Police Department recently refused to answer FOIA requests from the student newspaper at Baylor University, saying that it would not release the information until the case was brought to court.[5][6] This is not a condition of the Texas Public Information Act.

Lobbying

Main article: Texas government sector lobbying
Main article: Texas Municipal League members list

Waco pays membership dues to the Texas Municipal League, a government sector lobbying association.

External links

Waco Texas

References

  1. City Council
  2. Agendas
  3. Budget summary
  4. Open Records
  5. The Lariat Online, Editorial: When we're stonewalled, the public loses, too, Oct. 12, 2010
  6. Texas Watchdog, Waco Police Department withholds arrest record from The Lariat at Baylor University, Oct. 12, 2010