What is UO hiding about Anna Richter Taylor and Gallatin Public Affairs?

I don’t know, but they are really trying to hide it:

From: Bill Harbaugh
Subject: Re: Public Records Request 2015-PRR-228
Date: April 28, 2015 at 11:27:51 PM PDT
To: Lisa Thornton Cc: Gregory Rikhoff , Doug Park , Interim President Coltrane , Office of the Provost

Dear Ms Thornton –

It’s now been more than a month since I made this simple public records request. The DOJ’s PR Manual says that 2 weeks is the normal time for a response.

I’d appreciate it if you could provide these documents without further delay.

Bill Harbaugh
UO Prof of Economics

On MondayMar 23, 2015, at 2:36 PM, Thornton, Lisa wrote:


Dear Mr. Harbaugh:

The University of Oregon, Office of Public Records has received your public records request for “invoices billing UO from the Gallatin Public Affairs Group or their principal Anna Richter Taylor, from 1/1/2013 to the present” on 03/23/2015, attached. The university is uncertain whether it possesses the records you have requested. However, the university will search for the records and make a response to your request as soon as practicable.

If documents exist and may be provided the office will provide the documents electronically to avoid a copy fee of 25 cents per page. The office also charges for the actual cost of making public records available. The charge includes, but is not limited to, staff costs for locating, gathering, summarizing, compiling, reviewing, tailoring or redacting the public records to respond to a request. The charge may also include the cost of time spent by an attorney in reviewing the public records, redacting material from the public records, or segregating the public records into exempt and nonexempt records.

The cost of time for each employee is calculated by multiplying the employee’s hourly wage calculation (including benefits expenses) by the hours or portions thereof necessary to locate, gather, summarize, compile, tailor, review, redact, segregate, certify or attend the inspection of the public records requested.

Thank you for contacting the University with your request.


Lisa Thornton

Lisa Thornton
Office of Public Records
University of Oregon
Office of the President

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