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12/24/2019
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA by not producing three "packets" of documents that she believes were sent to this Office. The City submitted evidence that it does not maintain the requested "packets." Because the uncontested record indicated that the City does not maintain...
12/24/2019
Complainant alleged the City failed to timely respond to his APRA request. The City acknowledged that its response was untimely due to a mistake, and accordingly we determined the City violated the APRA. The parties' submissions suggest that the documents sought by the Complainant have now been...
12/24/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Woonsocket City Council violated the OMA at its July 1, 2019, August 5, 2019, and October 7, 2019 meetings when the agenda item "Good and Welfare" did not sufficiently specify the nature of the business to be discussed. See R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-6(b). The City...
12/24/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Board violated the OMA when it convened into executive session to discuss legal issues that arose during the public meeting without taking an "open call" vote or notifying the public at least 48-hours in advance of its intention to do so. The Complainant also...
12/24/2019
The Complainant alleged the School District violated the APRA by failing to respond to her requests within ten (10) business days, and also took issue with the sufficiency of the documents provided by the School District. Because no evidence was presented that the School District responded to the...
12/23/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Air Services Development Corporation (ASDC) violated the APRA by failing to respond to parts of his APRA request. The ASDC acknowledged that it could not produce evidence confirming that it had timely responded to Complainant's request, but made the undisputed...
12/23/2019
Complainant alleged that the School Committee violated the OMA by improperly entering executive session pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-5(a)(2), which permits a public body to hold a meeting closed for "[s]essions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation, or work sessions pertaining to...
12/23/2019
The Complainants alleged that the Narragansett Town Council ("Council") violated the OMA when it discussed, conducted interviews, negotiated the contract, and selected the new Town Manager in a series of eight (8) executive session meetings. Based on this Office's in camera review of the executive...
12/23/2019
Complainant alleged that the Westerly Town Council ("Town Council") violated the OMA at its September 17, 2018 meeting by discussing and taking action during executive session on two (2) topics not sufficiently specified in the pertinent agenda items and by failing to disclose a vote taken in...
12/23/2019
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue (DOR) today released its FY 2020 Revenue Assessment Report for December 2019. The Revenue Assessment Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares the adjusted general revenues by revenue source on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly...