Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Julie Mack...

Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Julie Mack will discuss Freedom of...

There are 1 comment on the MLive.com story from Mar 14, 2014, titled Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Julie Mack will discuss Freedom of.... In it, MLive.com reports that:

In honor of Sunshine Week , a national movement that promotes access to public information and public participation in government, the Kalamazoo Gazette will host a discussion on the Freedom of Information Act and how the public can use it to obtain documents.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at MLive.com.

George F

Grand Blanc, MI

#1 Mar 17, 2014
Some FOIA questions:

When your FOIA request response is "we have no such documents or records" even though you are more than reasonably sure they do have what was specificaly requested in your FOIA - what can you do?

Is there an appeal process?

Can they be sued for damages (the cost of aquiring the requested information from another more costly source) if subsequently it is shown or they admit that they actually do have the requested information?

Can you ask in your FOIA to be allowed to review large files on site and tag the pages you would like to have copied in order to reduce the cost of copying the entire file?

How can you challenge the response that the information requested is not subject to FOIA disclosure?

What can you do when it is claimed that the estimated cost of complying with your FOIA request is so high as to be prohibative?

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