Public Access Opinion 14-005

Freedom of Information Act – disclosing contracts for governmental functions

Freedom of Information Act - FOIA
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.