Government records are public domain


Look at City Attorney Adam Altman’s desk, which has stacks of folders and documents pertaining to every city department, and you likely could ask to see any of it instantly.

“The only stuff that’s tough is the stuff that takes time to assemble,” he said.

He said he rarely ever handles Freedom of Information requests made to the city of Aberdeen. That’s because there are virtually no formal requests made, save for some from the media.