Iowa FOI Council 2013 edition of annual newsletter

From Iowa Freedom of Information Council:  The annual newletter from Iowa FOI Council is out.

Among many things of interest is notice of the 15th edition of the Open Meetings/Open Records Handbook.

The pocket-sized booklet is updated every two years when the Iowa Code is updated, and it is distributed to thousands of Iowans through the Council, county auditor’s offices, journalism and government organizations, libraries and the Office of Citizens’ Aide/Ombudsman.

The handbook contains the texts of Chapter 21 and 22 of the Iowa Code, the state’s open meetings and public records laws; tips for complying with the laws; frequently asked questions; a sample records request letter, and a list of suggested resources. The 15th edition was redesigned and also includes the text of Chapter 23, the new Iowa Public Information Board Act, and questions and answers about the board.

The Council sells the booklet for $2 apiece to pay for printing and postage. The text is also available online at Copies may be obtained by emailing or calling 515-271-2295.

See the newsletter in its entirety here (PDF).

Iowa Freedom of Information Council is a member of NFOIC. –eds.