DCOGC: Blanket FOIA exemption dumped from ANC bill

D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds, chair of the Committee on Housing and Community Development, announced in a Sept. 29, 2016 committee hearing that Advisory Neighborhood Commissions will not get a blanket exemption from the D.C. Freedom of Information Act.

When introduced, in April, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission Omnibus Amendment Act of 2106 stated that ANCs would no longer be "public bodies" subject to the FOI Act. The bill's open meetings provisions, which are unenforceable and far less comprehensive than the D.C. Open Meetings Act, remain in Bill 21-697.