City Council passes resolution establishing public records request policies

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City-of-MLT-logoThe Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously passed a resolution to establish policies and procedures for public records disclosure requests during Monday night’s meeting.

The policy adopted by City Council outlined the procedures for the public and employees for public records requests.

City staff noted that the City already is doing much of what is contained in the Resolution. State law requires that the rules be published.

Some of the details addressed by the Resolution are the duties and responsibilities of the public records officer, descriptions of how requests can be made, a copy of the public disclosure request forms, ways the request can be made, fees, timelines for processing based on the size of the request, retention of records and lists of exemptions, which would include medical records.

All of the public disclosure request information will be posted on the City’s website.

The Council also approved an amendment to the Interlocal agreement with the Edmonds School District related to Terrace Park School gym and the Recreation Pavilion’s pool. Both the City and District stated their wishes to have the exchanging of services offset one another and be equitable.

In other news, Mayor Jerry Smith, who sits on the Community Transit Board of Directors, noted that the transit agency’s revenues are up 12 percent this year, which amounts to about $165 million. The agency also will begin to search for a new CEO and has been talking with Boardmembers about what they are looking for in candidates.

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