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Lynchburg to give city boards FOIA refresher

Thursday - 9/6/2012, 12:18pm  ET

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg officials plan to give city boards and commissions a refresher on the Freedom of Information Act.

The News and Advance ( http://bit.ly/NUKcWS) says City Manager Kimball Payne announced the decision Wednesday during a meeting of the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company.

The transit agency recently resolved an FOIA lawsuit that one of its own members filed against it.

Payne says the lawsuit raised city officials' sensitivity about the law.

He says FOIA training for members of city boards has been "hit or miss."

The city plans to provide copies of the open records and meeting law to every member of more than 35 public boards and commissions.

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Information from: The News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/


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