Q&A: Ad opposing project

From The Herald Bulletin (Anderson): Q: We have a nonprofit entity opposing a proposed reservoir. The entity wants to run an ad against the project. With this type of advertisement, do we need to...

Q&A: Copy of ordinance draft

From the Hoosier Environmental Council: Q: Are town councils required to make available to the public a copy of an ordinance being considered at a council meeting prior to or during the meeting? A:...

Q&A: School board settlement agreement

From the South Bend Tribune: Q: A school board I cover approved a settlement agreement with a former administrator during a recent open meeting. The next afternoon I’m still unable to get a copy of...

Q&A: ID not needed to see public records

From a citizen interested in Allen County, Indiana: Q: The Allen County Sheriff’s office said I have to produce identification “to confirm my identity” to access public records. I asked the Allen...

Q&A: Sales disclosure forms

From the Crothersville Times: Q: Are sales disclosure forms for property transfers public records that should be available to the public for inspection and copying? A: Here’s a walk through the...

Q&A: Publisher’s claim form

From the Hamilton News: Q: Which public notice advertisers must receive a publisher’s claim form with detailed line calculations? A: The publisher’s claim form is an official form used when...

Q&A: Charter school emails

From the News and Tribune (Jeffersonville): Q: Emails from a work account of a charter school principal should be public record shouldn’t they? A: HSPA worked several years ago to make sure...

Q&A: School district radio station

From the South Bend Tribune: Q: A local school board records its public meetings and posts the audio files on the district’s website, but it cuts the audio recording off before the public input...