Did you read the report that came out from the Auditor’s Office titled “The Effect of Public Records Requests on State and Local Governments“? If you didn’t, make sure to get a copy over to your public records officer or in house counsel.
In recent years, all levels of Government have faced increasing numbers of people seeking records and filing requests. There are multiple cases where agencies have been financially penalized due to failing to meet the requirements by law to fulfill or respond to the records request appropriately.
The Herald in Everett put out a great article covering this new report.