Saturday, May 7, 2011
Another way to solve public records disputes
One flaw in California’s Public Records Act is that if a government agency turns down your request for documents, you have two choices — give up or sue. And suing is costly. Sydney Lupkin of The Bay Citizen says Florida has a better way of dealing with denied records requests — the Sunshine state (pun intended) has an official public records mediator, an independent third party, who settles such disputes without the expense of going to court.
Posted by San Francisco Peninsula Press Club at 12:08 AM