UNREASONABLE DELAY IN RESPONDING TO REQUEST

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November 3, 2017


Request: Did the city of Mandan violate the open records law by unreasonably delaying a response to a request for records?

Conclusion: The city of Mandan received a request for records relating to the employment of a certain named individual. The city explained that at the time of the request, it was dealing with numerous other requests from this prolific requester, as well as its budget and other deadlines. However, it took Mandan three weeks to respond that no records existed because the individual was not a city employee.

Mandan failed to respond to the request within a reasonable time.  2017-O-10

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