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.

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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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