From the county’s Friday memo:
The Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit dedicated to government transparency, awarded our new public website www.MyNevadaCounty.com a perfect “A+” score for government transparency. This places Nevada County’s website as the only “A+” rated website across the 58 California Counties. The next two top CA county scores are “A-“ grades awarded to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The Sunshine Review has established 10 subject areas that they believe every public organization should have on-line; budgets, meetings, elected officials, administrative officials, permits & zoning, audits, contracts, lobbying (legislative advocacy), public records, and local taxes.
On our new county website, we created the “Information” navigation wizard option on the front page that easily guides citizens through these 10 categories to the ultimate information source.
For the 2012 awards, Editors at Sunshine Review analyzed more than 6,000 government websites and graded each on a 10-point transparency checklist.
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