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Published on Friday, January 10, 2014

AWC public records priority

Last month, the Ruckelshaus Center released its Situation Assessment of Public Records Requests to Local Governments, which was funded through a legislative budget proviso last year. AWC supported this effort to assess the current situation of public records requests to local governments.

The Center recommended a summit or workshop of interested parties to keep the momentum and lines of communication open between stakeholders. They further recommended additional data collection on public records requests to determine the extent of the impact requests are having on local government resources.

AWC supports these recommendations as a good first step to addressing public records abuses and will advocate for additional funding to continue the Center’s work and implement these recommendations.