Councils to consider ordinance repealing public records fees imposed by Guillory administration(opens in new window)
Set to be introduced next week, the ordinance adopts a new policy for handling public records requests, along with a bill of rights, and eliminates fees for sending records electronically. Under intense press scrutiny, the Guillory administration had imposed a $1 per page fee to email public records earlier this year, drawing a legal challenge from The Current and The Advocate.
The ordinance also establishes a records clerk position within the council office to handle requests.
Source: The Advocate