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Editor’s Note 08/07/23: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As it is written, it’s unclear what specific public record the sender would like to receive.
Particularly — It is unclear whom specifically should be included in a request for emails and texts between “city officials“. Is this meant to be a request for only communications between “Town Council Members” / “Board of Commissioners”, or specific boards or specific board members, all Town government accounts in general, etc?
We’d ask that the sender please submit a new request, to clearly indicate any specific details, subject, message, dates, record types, etc. about the exact public records that are being requested. Clarifying this info will help to greatly narrow the scope, and will also reduce the amount of time it may take the Disclosing Agency to process the request.
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