Expert: FOIA requests from officials not that unusual

BERRYVILLE — It is not all that unusual for a city, town or county to receive a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from one of its elected officials, according to an expert.

Alan Gernhardt, executive director of the Virginia Freedom of Information Council, declined to give an opinion about Berryville Mayor Patricia Dickinson’s recent submission of a formal FOIA request to Town Manager Keith Dalton because he did not know all of the details pertaining to it.

But “it doesn’t surprise me at all” that she submitted one, Gernhardt said. (Read more here…)