Delaware AG finds Ellendale Town Council violated FOIA

Terry Rogers Government, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

A recent opinion released by the Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings found that the Town of Ellendale’s council violated several sections of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A FOIA complaint was filed by former Councilwoman Tamara Skis who resigned her seat in March. “The petition submits two allegations for consideration,” the opinion read. “The January 30, 2023, Planning and …

gavel

FOIA rules and changes discussed at council

Terry Rogers Government

by Terry Rogers     Milford City Council continues to work out meeting protocol changes Milford City Council continued to discuss potential changes to the way meetings may be run in the future. City Solicitor David Rutt explained more details on how council could shift to a consent agenda as well as how Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules applied …

gavel

Council provided FOIA rules, considers public comment at meetings

Terry Rogers Government & Politics

by Terry Rogers     At a recent workshop, Milford City Council heard details from Solicitor David Rutt about clarifications to Freedom of Information Act regulations related to their meetings. Earlier in the year, at the council retreat, a proposal was presented to eliminate committee meetings and simply have selected council members be liaisons to different departments. Based on research …

Council liaison assignments tabled due to FOIA questions

Terry Rogers Government, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     The City of Milford tabled a change that would have created council liaisons instead of assigning committees in order to avoid FOIA violations At a recent meeting, Milford City Council tabled a vote on a proposed change to council assignments. In the past, council members were assigned to various committees throughout the city. In an …

Milford City Council receives FOIA training

Terry Rogers Government, Headlines

At a workshop prior to the regular City Council meeting on October 11, Milford City Council underwent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) training presented by Max Walton, an attorney with Connolly Gallagher LLP. Walton is the chair of his firm’s government practice and concentrates on litigating on behalf of government entities and businesses. He is also a Senior Fellow with …