Michigan – Grand Haven Twp. prepares for FOIA changes

“The state Legislature made some changes to the Freedom of Information Act (at the end of 2014),” Township Manager Bill Cargo said. “These were the first major changes since the act was instituted.”

The impending changes include significant new requirements for municipalities and will change how the township responds to requests for information. According to Cargo, changes of this magnitude are unprecedented in FOIA’s nearly 40-year history.

“We have to have this information in place by July 1,” Cargo said, noting that is when the new regulations take effect. “If we don’t, we won’t be able to charge a fee for FOIA requests.”  Continue>>>