Pursuant to the Right-to-Know-Law, the Commonwealth Court finds a municipality’s unexcused failure to send requested documents until after the Office of Open Records’ ordered deadline, or with redactions, may demonstrate bad faith warranting an imposition of a civil penalty up to $1,500.
Act 65 of 2021 will amend the Sunshine Act, 65 Pa. C.S. §§701-716, to require the following:
Here is a summary of legal obligations under RIght To Know during this time.
Here are a few tips to try and limit the opportunity for disruption while preserving the public’s right to attend and participate in school board meetings.
Under Pennsylvania’s Local Government Unit Debt Act, local government units are required to file applications or debt proceedings with the DCED. In fact, local government units must secure approval from DCED prior to closing on any debt transactions involving new money capital projects or refundings/refinancings.
In Finnerty v. Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the City of Chester had been determined to be a financially distressed municipality under the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act (Act 47).
December 17, 2013 decision in Smith v. Township of Richmond affirms Commonwealth Court ruling in favor of Township and hones in on the nature of “deliberations.” (See MM September 2012 for additional details on the case.)
Until recently, there was scant legal guidance on how landlords should dispose of former tenants’ abandoned personal property.