FOIA

Chicago Suburb Complains about FOIA Load for Second Time in a Year

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Some call it the cost of doing the people's business, but for the second time in little more than a year, Naperville officials are complaining about the high costs of replying to numerous Freedom of Information Act requests.

City Clerk Pam LaFeber said Tuesday the city has received and responded to more than 150 FOIA requests over the past two years. She did not identify those filing the requests, but a majority of them between Feb. 11, 2011, and Feb. 12, 2013, were related to the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative and filed by the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group.