Mayor and City Clerk at odds over responsibility for FOIA requests

The city of Belleville (IL) will use a new procedure and web system to handle requests for public records following tension between the mayor and city clerk.

Since the municipal election in April, Mayor Mark Eckert and City Clerk Dallas Cook have been at odds over whose job it is to gather and release public information.

The new rules are meant to clear up any misunderstandings over who is responsible for responding to Freedom of Information Act requests in a timely manner. Continue>>>