I have seen this handled in so many different ways. What is the best way (in your opinion) to handle public requests for information about a specific item on the agenda for an upcoming meeting? In our small village the general practice has been to put out all files in a publically accessible location where people are free to paw through. I find this not to be a good practice because the files get all messed up and things tend to go missing. Elsewhere I have seen written FOIL requests required. Any thoughts?
Thanks very much!