County lowers costs for copies of public records

Kenosha County Board has unanimously passed a new ordinance focused on improving transparency within local government.

Behind a yearlong initiative from Board Supervisor Zach Rodriguez, the county recently adopted an ordinance that will lessen the cost of obtaining Kenosha County public records in response to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Open Government’s suggested fee structure.

The ordinance, which went into effect Aug. 6, requires county officials to review its fees every three years in order to ensure they reflect the “actual, necessary and direct costs” as provided by law. (Read more here…)