Feb 24, 2023Liked by Tom Hayden

Hi Tom,

As a former reporter, I don't think the amount or type of requests you are making seem overdone. I appreciated your earlier post and agree with you - the FOIA exists to provide the public with an apparatus for transparency and accountability. And, having been on the receiving end of processing FOIA requests, while it may be sometimes burdensome, it is just part of the job.

Let's also be clear, processing a FOIA request is not falling into the hands of a classroom educator, or educator-support staff. The budget hit is minimal.

And...if any government agency believes they are getting too many FOIA requests it might warrant an internal conversation among leadership as to whether they are providing the public an adequate level of transparency, accountability and insight into how they operate.

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