Oregon’s first public records advocate, Ginger McCall, abruptly resigns after less than 18 months on the job.
Oregon agencies’ average response time is 148 days, which was the worst by more than three weeks.
The Portland Police Bureau took three months to find the texts and charged more than $262 for them.
“Little by little, reform is happening.”
The Oregon Court of Appeals issues a stay in a public records case in which a Portland law firm sought draft legislation ahead of the Nov. 6 general election.
Housing activist Alan Kessler challenged the city’s $150 minimum cost for an email search in a lawsuit that seeks records on a Portland Historic Landmarks Commissioner.
The city performed a new analysis of its data after WW asked for public records that show how much money the city takes from requesters.
The city doesn’t know the full amount of money it collects from people seeking records.