A Richmond judge has thrown out most of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the city related to the departure last year of former chief administrative officer Byron C. Marshall, but left room for more legal wrangling.
The judge’s ruling makes clear that the city is on shaky legal ground with its refusal to disclose the confidentiality agreements City Council members were asked to sign before being briefed on Marshall’s exit in September.
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Richmond officials are looking to open up more city data to the public by making information available on government spending, permits, crime and real estate.
Councilman Jonathan T. Baliles, 1st District, introduced an ordinance this month that would require the city to publish its payment register on the city’s website.
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