Judge rules town of Waverly (VA) violated FOIA

At a Wednesday afternoon hearing, Sussex County Circuit Court Chief Judge W. Allan Sharrett found that Waverly’s mayor and town clerk had knowingly violated the state’s Freedom of Information Act and failed to comply with a provision of the state’s open meetings law.
He ordered the town to pay legal fees, imposed suspended fines on town officials and more. C. Taylor Everett, a resident who had repeatedly asked the town to produce public documents and notify him of upcoming meetings, brought the legal challenge. A provision of state law requires public bodies such as town councils to provide notice of upcoming meetings to anyone who requests it. Continue…>>>