WATCHDOG GROUP, INC.
OPEN RECORDS & SUNSHINE—THE JASPER COUNTY WAY
At the last BOC meeting the County Manager told the
commissioners he wanted a contract. The
commissioners had some information about it in their packets and the
requested copies of that information.
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 4:25 PM
Subject: Open Records Request
Yesterday I had to leave the meeting early. Would you please send
information concerning the county manager contract that was given to
commissioners in the packets they receive.
If you would please send this on email I would
Greg Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Taxpayer Watchdog
Sent: Tue, March 8, 2011 5:04:37 PM
Subject: RE: Open Records Request
I am not refusing your records
request, but since the taxpayer watchdogs are not an incorporated body
otherwise legally recognizable group, counsel has
advised that records requests need to come from individuals until such time that
the group incorporates or establishes
another legally recognized and identifiable status.
As to this request,
information provided was in the agenda package. Everything else
in Executive Session for which I was not present and is not subject to
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:37 PM
To: Greg Wood
Cc: email@example.com; Juanita Gazaway
Subject: Re: Open Records Request
You need to get your facts straight! The
Taxpayer's Watchdog Group has been incorporated since March 19, 2002. I would appreciate you and the
"Counsel' getting me the open
records I requested. I
would also like you to please quote me the Georgia
Code Section that you and counsel used to make a decision such as
Furthermore, I don't care about what happened in Executive Session; I
know this is not open records. I asked for what was given to the
Commissioners in their "PACKET".
Juanita Gazaway, Co-Chair
TAXPAYER WATCHDOG GROUP, INC.
cc: Mr. S. Ritter
Attorney Generals Office.
finally get the
information requested, and we want all citizens to know what type of
our BOC may be considering. The link is
below. However, as of
today, no Code Section has been produced as to how
our county manager and “the counsel” can withhold open
records from anyone.
several years ago when anything the BOC wanted hidden, excuses were
documents hidden until the Attorney General’s office sent a
representative down. Are we going back to
that again? At one
meeting after the County
was just hired he
talked all about “transparency” and how he was even going
to put the agenda
packets online for everyone to see. Now
TWG can hardly get a page or two from it.
If this link
work go to our website.
anyone else noticed that at the top of every email and article it says