Posts Tagged ‘electronic records’

Charging for Copies of Public Records

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

How much can a public agency charge for responding to public records requests?  The statute limits charges to a “minimal amount,” which is defined as the “actual cost of reproducing the public record or public information.” G.S. 132-1(b). A separate statute defines “actual cost” as:  “direct, chargeable costs related to the reproduction of a public […]

Form, Format, and Medium: How Must Electronic Records Be Provided?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

The town’s governing board wants to be more transparent. They direct the clerk to post all agendas, attachments, minutes, and budgets on the town’s website.  The IT director, who manages the website, suggests that these documents should be converted to PDF format, and password-protected in order to prevent members of the public from modifying them.  […]