The reasonable rights of residents to ask and receive information about how their local government expends their taxes would seem to be a given.
In the majority of local governments, open and transparent 2 way communication between the elected and those who elected them is seen as both a public responsibility of service.
At the July meeting the following was enacted:
- FOIA Detailed Cost Itemization/FOIA Policy & Summary
- A motion was made to change the wording from 15 minutes to one (1) minute increments (where it applies) when charging for a FOIA request for Labor Cost, by Bass, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
Aye: Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson Ronning, Bair
- Second motion to FOIA Detailed Cost Itemization/FOIA Policy & Summary o A motion was made to start new price change immediately on FOIA Detailed Cost Itemization by Bass, seconded by Johnson. Motion Carried.
Aye: Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson, Ronning, Bair
Although the audio recording is poor, a proviso was made to have a legal opinion on this matter before instituting.
This cost itemization is now published to the Village web site. http://www.bearlakemichigan.org/foia.html