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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

 Archived Posts From:  December 2013

13-IB11 12/31/13 FOIA (Informal) Opinion Letter to Ms. DiRocco re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the City of Wilmington

The Complainant alleged challenged copying fees assessed by the City of Wilmington (the “City”) for copies of public records. Held: fees higher than those stated in the Freedom of Information Act may only be charged if they have been approved by formal legislative process, not by rules or regulations.

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13-IB10 12/06/13 FOIA (Informal) Opinion Letter to Mr. Mancus re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Kent County Board of Elections

The Complainant alleged the Kent County Board of Elections (the “Board”) met without proper notice having been posted. The Board posted the notice and agenda for the meeting on the Kent County Department of Elections website, but not on the State of Delaware website as required. Held: the violation was not sufficiently substantial to warrant invalidation of the actions taken at the meeting, but the Board was admonished to fully comply with posting requirements in the future.

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