Mayor Davlin has named City Clerk Cecilia Tumulty to be the City’s Freedom of Information officer. Under the State’s revised Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which became effective on January 1, 2010, each governmental unit is required to designate someone to act as the FOIA officer.
“People who are interested in obtaining information through the FOIA must file their requests with the Clerk’s office,” Mayor Davlin said. “The office has already been the repository of FOIA requests, so this designation is a natural extension of that. Clerk Tumulty will track requests to make sure that the information sought is provided in a timely manner, as prescribed by the new FOIA law.”
Tumulty will work directly with designated FOIA coordinators within each City department to prepare and provide information requested by the public.