Portsmouth Taxpayer Alliance Brings FOIA Executive Director to Town

At the invitation of Portsmouth Taxpayer Alliance Co-chair Jennifer Lee, Maria J. K. Everett, Executive Director and Senior Attorney for the Virginia Freedom of Information (FOIA) Advisory Council, spent the better part of an hour discussing her job with Alliance members. Her frank and free-ranging talk at the November Alliance meeting covered the the purpose, legal basis, access procedures, and cost considerations of the FOIA, as well as responses to questions posed by those in attendance. The video recording of the session is available on the PortsmouthCityWatch.org YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/hnvcAIJo-F8. Additionally, a PDF containing four handouts Ms. Everett made available to those present are accessible for download at from the PCW document archive. Our thanks to the Portsmouth Taxpayer Alliance and Ms. Everett for helping to inform the public about an important citizen access tool.

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