Efficiency in Government in Albemarle

I haven’t even attended my first meeting for the Albemarle County Fiscal Impact Advisory Committee, but I am already curious. From the letter accompanying the entirety of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act:

I am required to furnish you a copy of the FOIA because of your position on the … Committee …

Why not send an email with a link to the Act online? That would have saved at least a ream of paper, as all members were probably sent a copy.

This site will likely become among my frequent reads – the Virginia Coalition for Open Government.

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2 Comments

  1. Stormy October 17, 2007 at 13:44

    Um, because the law says you must be furnished with a copy of the VFOIA, and not a link?

    Assuming the law allows it, they could have sent you a pdf electronically, which would satisfy both the law and your desire to save paper.

    By the way, you should get to work on your responsibilities under 2.2-3702 (read and become familiar with the provisions of the chapter). As my appointed representative, I expect nothing less!

  2. Jim Duncan October 17, 2007 at 13:54

    So – it depends on what your definition of “copy” is? 🙂

    I’m reading, I’m reading!