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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Public Body Violates FOIA in Not Responding to FOIA Requests

In its 6th binding opinion of 2018, the PAC found a public body in violation for failing to respond to a FOIA request. PAC Op. 18-006. The requester had filed three FOIA requests for various records including minutes and the recording of a personnel committee meeting, copies of the personnel handbook and policies for fire department personnel, and minutes of the monthly fire department meetings. According to the requester, the village failed to respond to any of these requests, and he filed a request for review with the PAC. The PAC found the public body in violation for failing to respond to the FOIA requests and for not cooperating with the PAC in the request for review process.


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