Public Records Law: Finance, Tax, Economic Development & Contracting (Webinar On-Demand)
This webinar provides something for just about everyone in local government – how our state’s public records laws apply to local government finance, tax, economic development, and public contracting. When are bids open to public inspection? Can the public see documents related to a major economic development project or incentive agreement? Are utility bills (and utility billing information) subject to public access? What taxpayer information is available to the public? These and other questions will be answered during this information-packed webinar. A “must-see” for local government officials and staff involved in finance, tax, economic development, and purchasing.
Specific topics will include:
- Release of records pertaining to economic development incentives
- Sharing tax information with other local governments
- Occupancy tax information versus occupancy tax returns
- The do’s and do not’s of tax office websites
- At what point in the bidding process do bid documents become public?
- What is and is not a “trade secret” in the context of both bids and economic development issues
- Providing public access to utility billing information
This webinar is one in a series of five on public records law. For information on the series, click here.
Local government officials and staff involved in finance, tax, economic development, and purchasing
This on-demand webinar was originally broadcast on June 28, 2012.
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