Anybody's jurisdiction have an application or published procedures for citizens to follow when making these requests? Even a notice on your website about where to go for this information, what dept to contact, etc?
I had an emailed request from a citizen and I am just told to send it to the County's Attorney's office who will probably notify the citizen that he did not meet the statutory requirements in his request. MY question to them, why don't you have a form he could just fill out so he can get it right the first time? This is not an attorney who would know the statutes, just joe blow off the street. They said that would constitute giving legal advice to a citizen, not their job. Well, what do they think planners do when we tell applicants the requirements for a comprehensive plan amendment application, or advise them on DRI rules?
Anyway, if I can find a jurisdiction with a better procedure, I'd like to point it out to our attorney's office. Thanks.