Monthly Archives: February 2011

York’s attempt to keep records private thwarted by exception-to-the-exception

At first, we thought the city might be right when it said documents related to its proposed new city hall weren’t public. Then we read the right-to-know law. Right under the exception the city cited to keep the records private … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Court: York County must release location information with 911 time-response logs

The state Commonwealth Court today ruled unanimously that York County’s 911 time-response logs must include addresses or cross-street information. The York Daily Record/Sunday News had appealed a county common pleas court decision that allowed the county to withhold geographical information … Continue reading

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York Co. school district websites get (mostly) bad grades; one takes up the challenge

This is not pretty. The government transparency website Sunshine Review graded the websites of school districts across the country, based on how much public information was available on the sites — things ranging from taxes to budgets to meeting information … Continue reading

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Pileggi’s proposed RTK changes drops pay-just-to-look idea

Late last year, state Sen. Dominic Pileggi’s proposed amendments to the right-to-know law he authored including a provision that would allow agencies to charge people to look at records if they didn’t want copies made. That caused a lot of … Continue reading

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NEPA school district cites York County case, won’t release e-mails

A northeast Pennsylvania school district apparently is using a court decision in a York County case as a reason to keep public officials’ e-mails on agency computers under wraps. The district has gone to court, appealing an open records office … Continue reading

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Website transparency report cards: Pa. gets an A+, York County a D

Check out Sunshine Review’s relaunched website, which offers deep information about transparency at the local and state levels — and gives letter grades to let you know how your area is doing. The site gives Pennsylvania an A+ for its … Continue reading

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