At some point you start wondering what they are hiding. Maybe we really are paying $100,000 a month out of our ICC money? Maybe they didn’t put the contract out for bid? It would have been much simpler – and much more in the spirit of trust and transparency – for our administration to have simply explained the situation to the faculty. Nope.
From: (UO Matters)
Date: April 6, 2011 5:02:09 PM PDT
To: Kron Michael C
Cc: Elizabeth Denecke
, Michael Redding , Andrea McFarlane , Public Records Requests , Moira Kiltie , Richard Linton
Subject: PR Petition, Fwd: PRR request, Huron Consulting
Dear Attorney General Kroger:
Two weeks ago I asked UO Public Records Officer Liz Denecke to provide the documents below. This Monday I finally received a response from her, offering to sell me these records for $48 and change. I promptly notified Ms Denecke that I would pay this amount, and I have. I still have not received the documents or any response to follow up emails.
This is a simple request for contracts and invoices. In an effort to speed the process I cced the UO official with knowledge of the contracts when I asked Ms Denecke for the documents. This straightforward request should certainly not take the 2 weeks you propose in your new legislation as an upper-bound time frame for providing records, and I believe it is clearly unreasonable under current law.
Therefore I ask you to treat this delay as a denial and I petition you to order UO to produce these documents.
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