Center FOIA Expert Cited in Detroit News

Local governments object to transparency initiatives

Executive Vice President Mike Reitz told The Detroit News that “Any reform bill on FOIA faces a buzz saw of opposition from local government entities,” for a recent story about the lack of transparency at all levels of government.

Reitz has written previously about transparency and was the architect of a series of town hall meetings the Center hosted over the summer in conjunction with the ACLU and Michigan Press Association discussing Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act.

The News also referenced the Center’s ongoing lawsuit against the city of Westland over its illegal fee structure for FOIA requests.

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