Letter: Limit free access to records



With regards to malicious requests for unlimited public records — reported in the Sept. 30 story, “GOP seeks Stuart, Leavitt emails” — it seems ridiculous that taxpayers should be the ones to pay the costs of copying of huge amounts of records requested by individuals and organizations that result in unreasonable drains on our public resources.

Organizations and individuals, making open-ended requests, should be allowed a specific limit on free access to records, but after that limit is reached, they should bear the costs of these obviously malicious requests.

Steve Engard