Office of Open Records issues decision in redacted information in sewer-sale legal bills

The state Office of Open Records determined the Scranton Sewer Authority redacted too much information in legal bills regarding the Scranton sewer system sale and ordered the release of more specifics to The Times-Tribune.

In a decision issued Wednesday, the OOR also upheld some of the authority’s redactions under an attorney-client exemption from public disclosure.

The opinion comes in the newspaper’s nearly yearlong battle to obtain the authority’s legal bills from the sewer sale that closed Dec. 29, 2016. Either side may appeal the OOR ruling to Lackawanna County Court within 30 days. Read more…