Clicks to budget

VCOGowl116RGBCroppedThe Virginia Coalition for Open Government recently reviewed how many clicks it takes for a citizen to get to the budget on his or her locality’s website. It seems few make the budget available on just one click. In Norfolk, for example, it takes 5.

But that’s not all that VCOG looked at. They tried to figure out “how useful the material at the end of the path was.” Once there, each of Virginia’s 134 localities were graded. Eighteen localities earned an A or A-, while 26 received an F, including 15 who had no budget data at all.

The entire list is below.