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As a result of the Governor’s Executive Order (EO) No. 2020-21, and in compliance with § 6 of EO 2020-21, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) processing and responses are suspended beginning at 12:01 am March 24, 2020 continuing until April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm since they are not necessary to sustain or protect life, or to supporting those businesses and operations that are necessary to sustain or protect life.

For purposes of counting response times for any FOIA requests received during this time, or FOIA requests for which a response is due beginning at 12:01 am on or after March 24, 2020,through April 14, 2020 at 12:01 am, time is suspended during the effective dates of EO 2020-21.  The “business day’ time period in which to respond to FOIA requests as referenced in section 5 of Michigan FOIA, MCL 15.235, shall resume as of April 14, 2020.

It is the public policy of this state that all persons (except those persons incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities) are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees. The people shall be informed so that they may fully participate in the democratic process. Consistent with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Public Act 442 of 1976, the following is the Written Public Summary of the City’s FOIA Procedures and Guidelines relevant to the general public.