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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

 Archived Posts From:  May 1999

99-IB05: FOIA Complaint Against Town of Bethany Beach

The Complainant alleged that the Town of Bethany Beach had violated the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) by failing to give notice that it would discuss the hiring of a new police officer at its March 19, 1999 meeting. Held: The notice and agenda for the meeting indicated that the Town Council would go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. FOIA does not require an agency to identify the specific personnel it intends to discuss in executive session, including job applicants. There was therefore no FOIA violation.

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