Posts Tagged ‘records retention’

Retention Schedules for Local Governments: Five Things You Should Know

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

North Carolina law says: The public records and public information compiled by the agencies of North Carolina government or its subdivisions are the property of the people. (GS 132-1(b))This powerful commitment to transparency wouldn’t mean much if the custodians of public records could simply destroy any or all records, at will. Accordingly, the law makes […]

Law Enforcement Video Camera Records: An Ongoing National Debate About Transparency

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

In my post here, I described how North Carolina’s public records laws may apply to law enforcement body and vehicle video camera records. [I’ve recently updated that post to note a newly promulgated records retention standard for these records.] The push for transparency and for more documentation of law enforcement-citizen interactions through the use of video […]

Preserving Minutes and Other Permanent Records

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The clerk to a local governing board writes that her board, like most boards these days, is interested in finding ways to save money.  Two of their ideas deal with maintaining minutes of board meetings.…