I won’t say that 2016 and the start of 2017 has been good for discussion of access to public records in Georgia. I will say that it’s been interesting. These stories help me teach students about the importance of governmental records management and archives. Specifically the importance of these activities for an open and transparent government.
Here’s a listing of some of the “fun” stories that I’ve found. I’ll update this post as I find new, exciting, and terrible occurrences of open government and the news.
- Cobb County Has an new portal for Open Records Requests
- Atlanta releasing 1.3 million pages of documents in city bribery case (In Paper)
- Fulton’s County Attorney proposes restrictions to Georgia records law
- A Georgia judge had a journalist arrested for submitting an open-records request