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FOIA rules and changes discussed at council

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 …

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Council provided FOIA rules, considers public comment at meetings

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

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

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 …