Monday, May 6, 2013
TRWD Board Wants To Charge John Basham $2,585.00 For Disclosure Of Public Records
A few days ago John Basham emailed me 3 documents, with those documents being exchanges John Basham had with the TRWD Board's lawyers regarding John Basham's Texas Public Information Act (Open Records) Request.
One of the communications from the TRWD Board's lawyers asked Basham to narrow the scope of his Request.
The document John Basham received today from the TRWD Board's lawyer basically tells him if he wants to see the public records, that he is requesting to see, it will cost him $2,585.00.
I guess Freedom of Information is not free in Texas.
I can't help but wonder how much of the public's money the TRWD Board is spending on its lawyers to keep from giving John Basham the records he is requesting to see?