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VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ADVISORY COUNCIL
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA


ADVISORY OPINIONS

2000

Opinion No. Issue(s)

September


AO-1-00

Inquiries as to the status of e-mail under the Freedom of Information Act, charges for electronic records, the working papers exemption, assessment of fees for producing a requested record, the meaning of "reasonable specificity."

AO-2-00

Access to property appraisal cards containing the calculations and methodology used in arriving at the individual assessed property value.

October


AO-3-00

Access to a preliminary "master list" of courses offered during the next academic year at a public high school.

AO-4-00

Meeting of three members of a public body to tour a permit-application site.

AO-5-00

Access to records in the possession of the treasurer related to local license taxes.

AO-6-00

Authority and scope of the FOI Advisory Council.

AO-7-00

Presence of a lawyer during a meeting closed pursuant to subdivision A 7 2.1-344 (consultation with legal counsel).

November


AO-8-00

Closed meeting to discuss publicly-held real property, and scope of discussion at closed meeting.

AO-9-00

Voting requirements of FOIA; conflict between FOIA and Robert's Rules of Order.

December


AO-10-00

Status of the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) as a public body; attendance of school board members at VSBA conferences; public access to documents obtained at VSBA conference or provided to VSBA by public official.

AO-11-00

Request for public body to compile information from multiple databases; format of records requests; public body's response to request for electronic records.

AO-12-00

Vote by public body to proceed with action negates working papers exemption; application of working papers exemption; dissemination of working papers.

AO-13-00

Notice requirements for special meetings.

AO-14-00

Access to information concerning complaints filed against public officials; application of personnel records exemption; access to amount of settlement paid out of public funds; access to amount paid to private attorney out of public funds.

AO-15-00

Access to sealed divorce records.

AO-16-00

Definition of a public body.

AO-17-00

Access to records containing job classification information.

AO-18-00

Access to death certificate.

AO-19-00

Closed meeting to discuss religious exemption from attending private school; procedures to hold closed meeting; attendance of nonmembers at closed meetings; discretion of public body to hold closed meeting; remedies.

AO-20-00

Access to documents prepared and used by commission to study and develop new compensation plan; access to annual report of the Department of Personnel and Training concerning compensation system.

AO-21-00

Access to complaints relating to a criminal investigation by the Natural Tunnel Soil and Water Conservation District.

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