Despite an outcry from members of the public, Dewey Beach Town Council increased the cost of documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
The 4-1 vote came during council’s April 11 meeting. The cost to make copies is now 25 cents per page, up from 10 cents. Commissioner Anna Legates was the lone no vote.
Dewey Mayor Diane Hanson said the increase was necessary to help offset the costs associated with processing FOIA requests. The town has limited staff, and the volume of requests lowers employee morale, said the mayor. Continue>>>