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Councils to consider ordinance repealing public records fees imposed by Guillory administration

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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