What does “immediately” mean?

When should public records be made available for inspection?  The New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, IPRA, requires a record custodian to allow inspection of a public record “immediately or as soon as practicable under the circumstances, but no later than 15 days after receipt of a written request.”  (NMSA 14-2-8 D.) The statute Read More …

FOG encourages uniform DVD fees

ALBUQUERQUE– The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, FOG, has been notified by the City of Albuquerque and the New Mexico Department of Public Safety of new policies in regard to charges they will impose for DVDs and CDs in response to public records request. The policies result, in part, from complaints to FOG from Read More …

On the road again…

SANTA ROSA–On Monday, June 30, the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government joined the Office of the New Mexico Attorney Journal in Santa Rosa at the Blue Hole Center for the quarterly AG’s Sunshine Law Training.  More than 60 people attended  the three hour program, including elected officials, public employees, candidates  for public  office and Read More …