City considering policy on FOIA requests, costs

Charlottesville officials are reviewing an administrative policy to standardize responses and charges for open records requests.

In its current form, the proposed policy would charge requesters in 15-minute increments for time to assemble documents under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act after an employee spent 15 minutes on the requests.

The charge would be based on the pay rate of the employee fulfilling the request. (Read more here…)