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Friday, October 26, 2018

PAC Finds Another Public Body in Violation for Failure to Respond to FOIA Request

In its 14th binding opinion of 2018, the PAC found a public body in violation of FOIA for failing to respond to a FOIA request. PAC Op. 18-014.  A requester had filed a FOIA request with the county assessor's office requesting records relating to tax exemptions for a particular property. When the requester did not receive a response, he filed a request for review with the PAC office of the Attorney General. The Attorney General contacted the county, which stated it would provide a response. However, when no response was forthcoming, the PAC found the public body in violation of FOIA.

As we have reported before, public bodies are obligated to respond to FOIA requests.


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