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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings




 Archived Posts From:  November 2020

20-IB28 11/9/2020 FOIA Opinion Letter to Councilmember Samuel Guy re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the City of Wilmington

Petitioner alleged that the Wilmington City Council President violated FOIA by notifying a councilmember of the revocation of their position without a public meeting, that City held a virtual public meeting and denied this councilmember meeting access codes and other items, and that FOIA does not permit a pre-emptive bar on a public body member’s participation in the public body’s meetings.

DECIDED: No FOIA violation was found.

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20-IB27 11/9/2020 FOIA Opinion Letter to Mr. Keith Steck re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Petitioner alleged that DNREC improperly denied a comment period at a hearing to members of the general public while permitting permit applicants to speak.

DECIDED: No FOIA violation was found, because the permit hearing is not subject to FOIA’s open meeting requirements.

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