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Sandra Haggard
City Clerk

Phone
706-336-3288

Email
orr@commercega.gov

City Hall
27 Sycamore Street
Commerce, GA 30529

Open Records

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COMMERCE, GEORGIAFOR THE PURPOSE OF NAMING AN OPEN RECORDS OFFICER, AN ALTERNATE OPEN RECORDS OFFICER AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

WHEREAS, the provisions of the Georgia Open Records Act, the "Act" (O.C.G.A. Section 50-18-70, et seq.), were amended by action of the Georgia Legislature during the 2012 session; and

WHEREAS, one of the changes to the Act allows for the appointment of an Open Records Officer to whom all requests for records must be made; and

WHEREAS, a further change to the Act provides that a municipal corporation may require all requests made under the Act to be made in writing; and

WHEREAS, the Act further provides for notice of such change;

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the provisions of the Act, the City Council of the City of

Commerce, the governing body of the City of Commerce, does hereby resolve as follows:

(1) The City Manager of his designee to act for the City of Commerce, Georgia and all of its related and subsidiary entities as defined in the Act;

(2) All requests for records made under the Act directed to the City of Commerce shall be made in writing to the Open Records Officer, and;

(3) The Open Records Officer is directed to cause all City of Commerce websites to prominently display this designation and requirement.

(4) The Open Records Officer is directed to notify The Jackson Herald as the county legal organ and any other media regularly covering City of Commerce matters of the content of this resolution.

(5) The Open Records Officer is directed to notify City of Commerce employees, volunteers, boards and commissions; that any requests made under the Act shall be directed to the Open Records Officer or in his absence, the designees; and

(6) This action shall be effective immediately upon the notifications to the media and the changes to the websites having been made.

BE IT RESOLVED this 18th day of March, 2024.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

PDF iconOpen Records Request Form (130 KB)

PDF iconGeorgia Open Records Act (130 KB)

PDF iconCity of Commerce Open Records Resolution Notice (87 KB)