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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

 Archived Posts From:  May 2016

16-IB10 5/9/2016 FOIA Opinion Letter to Ms. Crystal Smith re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Town of Little Creek

Petitioner alleged that the Town of Little Creek violated FOIA by not publishing Town Council meeting minutes on their website and by requiring her to visit the private residence of a Town official to review public documents. Held: The Town is not required by FOIA to post meeting minutes online because that provision applies only to the executive branch of state government. The Town violated FOIA’s requirement of “reasonable access” by requiring a citizen to visit a private residence for public documents. No remediation is required because the Town has since provided the documents by mail.

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