7/18/2011: And I ain’t talking about the carpets in PLC. Contract and invoices here. $8,359.12 last month, including a trip to Eugene – looks like a last minute airfare purchase.
UO GC Randy Geller contracted with these guys for $150,000 – and he is now trying to charge the faculty $57.03 to find out who is paying the bill.
I got this email from PR Officer Liz Denecke – but she made a point of saying it was Randy Geller who made the decision to charge me. I can appeal the decision not to waive the fee to the DOJ. They will prepare an analysis of the costs and benefits of disclosure – and they will charge UO about $500 to do this. Sounds like Geller is happy to have UO pay that bill too, just to make it as difficult as possible for people to find out what’s happening here.
July 15, 2011
Dear Mr. X:
The University of Oregon, Office of Public Records received your public records request on July 12, 2011, below. The office has at least some documents responsive to your request. By this email, the office is providing you with an estimate to respond to your requests.
The office estimates the actual cost of responding to your revised request to be $57.03. Upon receipt of your check for this amount, the office will proceed to locate, copy, and provide the records you requested that are not exempt from disclosure. Your check may be sent to the attention of Office of Public Records, 6207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-6207. …
The university has received your request for a fee waiver for these records. The decision to waive or reduce fees is discretionary with the public body. After considering your request below, the office does not consider that the totality of the circumstances you presented meets the standard for a fee waiver, and your request for a waiver is denied.
Thank you for contacting us with your request.
Office of Public Records
6207 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-6207