Group gives county Web site a perfect score
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Thursday, October 22, 2009
10/22/09 at 4:59 AM
An organization that grades government Web sites for transparency has given Tulsa County a perfect score.
Sunshine Review in August gave the county a C-minus. Since then, the county has made changes to its Web site to bring it up to an A-plus, said Kristin McMurray, managing editor of Sunshine Review.
"What they were missing before was contracts, lobbying (information) and how to contact their public information officer," she said Wednesday.
Of the more than 3,000 counties in the country, McMurray said she could think of only five that had received a perfect score.
Sunshine Review's August report gave passing grades to only eight of Oklahoma's 77 counties.
"To start off, they (Tulsa County) were still the best Web site in Oklahoma, but they've got a perfect 10 now," McMurray said.
Sunshine Review is a project of the Sam Adams Alliance, a Chicago nonprofit agency that aims for greater government accountability and transparency.
To see Sunshine Review's evaluation of Tulsa County's Web site, go online to tulsaworld.com/tulsacounty or