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Lubbock County website wins transparency award

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock County received a Sunny Award for having one of the most transparent government websites in the country.

The editors at Sunshine Review analyzed more than 6,000 government websites, but only gave 214 awards.

The Sunny Award means Lubbock County discloses everything from the budget to what commissioners are voting on. Commissioner Bill McCay says this is critical information to give the public. They call their website the citizen's website.

Sunshine Review uses a 10-point transparency checklist to make sure the website has items posted such as meetings, current elected officials, audits, contracts and any open records. Then they give the website a grade. Lubbock County received an A-.

McCay says the commissioners vote on what goes on the website and continue to make changes all the time.

"Across Texas there were only four counties that received this award, and there were bigger counties, like Travis. So we're hanging with the big guys," McCay said.

To view the Lubbock County website click here.

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