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Transparency Zone, April 2022 Edition

9 May 2022

Some interesting final determinations from April of 2022. Some records are explicitly exempt under individual laws: The Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights exempts records that contain any information arising from tax investigations or audits, including records pertaining to the date on which an audit was commenced, since that would require the agency to reveal that … Continue reading Transparency Zone, April 2022 Edition


The Transparency Zone, March 2022 Edition

1 April 2022

Today we are unveiling a new monthly feature in our blog:  The Transparency Zone Each month, we will list final determinations of that are of interest, either for their topic or the RTKL nuance highlighted. While not all of them can be about finding buried gold or the secret location of a kangaroo, the OOR … Continue reading The Transparency Zone, March 2022 Edition


2021 Annual Report

15 March 2022

The Office of Open Records is proud to present its 2021 Annual Report. Read it here. Highlights from this year’s Annual Report include: 2,990 appeals were filed with the Office of Open Records in 2021, the busiest year ever. Of those, 2,384 appeals involved local agencies; 549 involved state agencies. Issued 2,913 decisions, the highest … Continue reading 2021 Annual Report


Docket Date Title County Status
20221194 05/18/2022 Troy Greene and The Daniel Law Group, PLLC v. Middle Taylor Township Sewage Authority Cambria Dismissed: Premature
20221193 05/18/2022 Kelley Thomsen and Cortland County Department of Social Services v. West Chester Borough Police Department Chester Dismissed: Premature
20221187 05/18/2022 Joshua Stokes v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Commonwealth Dismissed: Insufficient
20221184 05/18/2022 Blake Marles and Stevens & Lee v. Macungie Borough Lehigh Dismissed: Premature
20221172 05/18/2022 Adrienne Chapman and Briggs Law Office v. Philadelphia School District Philadelphia Withdrawn
20221139 05/18/2022 Andrew Holman and Commonwealth Foundation v. South Williamsport Borough Lycoming Withdrawn
20221121 05/18/2022 Andrew Holman and Commonwealth Foundation v. Penn Hills Township Allegheny Withdrawn
Date Organization
May 25, 2022, 9:00 AM PSAB Annual Conference
May 25, 2022, 10:00 AM Basics of the Sunshine Act Webinar
June 8, 2022, 10:00 AM Payment Issues and the Right-to-Know Law Webinar
June 8, 2022, 2:30 PM County Treasurers' Association RTKL Training
June 22, 2022, 10:00 AM The Right-to-Know Law for Law Enforcement Webinar
June 22, 2022, 12:00 PM ACLU Virtual Training