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Public Access Opinion 14-005

Freedom of Information Act – disclosing contracts for governmental functions

Administrator Contracts
Case: Public Access Opinion 14-005
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014

A public agency improperly redacted (blocked out) financial terms from contracts that it provided in response to a FOIA request. Any records that document public money being paid to entities under contracts to perform a governmental function must be disclosed under FOIA.

This opinion is binding only to the parties involved and may be appealed pursuant to State law.