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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Olympian Editorial on the (Fabulous) Zink Case

The Olympian editorializes about Zink v. City of Mesa: "The state Court of Appeals recently handed down a terrific decision that says that it's not enough for a public agency to 'substantially' respond to requests for public records. [The court ruled] the state's Public Disclosure Act 'is a strongly worded mandate for full public access to information concerning the workings of government. It requires strict compliance with its provisions, not simply substantial compliance.'"

Zink will be an important tool for requestors to hold agencies to their obligations under the Public Records Act. Here is a previous og-blog post on the Zink case.