City to of­fer on­line open records re­quest por­tal

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - COUNTY BY COUNTY - DAVID IBATA FOR THE AJC

Roswell has an­nounced a new open records re­quest process that of­fi­cials say will make trans­par­ent govern­ment more con­ve­nient for the pub­lic.

Re­quests for gen­eral pub­lic in­for­ma­tion and po­lice records will be pos­si­ble through a “user­friendly on­line form” be­gin­ning Mon­day, Oct. 15, of­fi­cials said. Cur­rently, re­quests must be made by e-mail or by down­load­ing a pa­per form and sub­mit­ting them phys­i­cally or elec­tron­i­cally.

The new sys­tem, JustFOIA, was de­signed by govern­ment tech­nol­ogy com­pany MCCi and is used by lo­cal­i­ties through­out the coun­try, of­fi­cials said. To ac­cess it be­gin­ning Oct. 15, go to: www. roswell­gov.com/OpenRecords.

“The city’s new sys­tem will help stream­line the open records re­quest process for cit­i­zens and im­prove ef­fi­cien­cies for staff — sav­ing time, money and re­sources,” said City Clerk Mar­lee Press.

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