It is the policy of the Livingston County Road Commission that all persons, except those incarcerated, consistent with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 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 employees. The people shall be informed so that they fully participate in the democratic process.
The LCRC’s policy with respect to FOIA requests is to comply with State law in all respects and to respond to FOIA requests in a consistent, fair, and even-handed manner regardless of who makes such a request.
The LCRC acknowledges that it has a legal obligation to disclose all nonexempt public records in its possession pursuant to a FOIA request. The LCRC acknowledges that sometimes it is necessary to invoke the exemptions identified under FOIA in order to ensure the effective operation of government and to protect the privacy of individuals.
The Livingston County Road Commission will protect the public’s interest in disclosure, while balancing the requirement to withhold or redact portions of certain records. The LCRC’s policy is to disclose public records consistent with and in compliance with State law.