The system is broken - and we can fix it...

The city of Wilmington is in the process of becoming a truly awesome city - a place where entrepreneurs, artists, educators, and businesses create incredible things.

Since October of 2011, the citizens, business community, arts community, Wilmington City Officials, and others have been engaged in improving the parking and parking enforcement issues in the city of Wilmington.

Huge progress has been made and the direction we are going as a community is extremely positive!

This blog chronicles the efforts of all who helped make this happen...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Revised request...

I realized the request I submitted on Dec. 21 was vague - so here's the request I submitted today:

Freedom of Information Act Request for Examination and copying of public records

Ken Grant                                                                                          Dec. 22, 2011
15 S. Dillwyn Rd
Newark, DE 19711

This is a more detailed request for some other citizens and me to inspect, examine, and copy public information about the city of Wilmington, Delaware’s parking tickets for calendar years 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. This is in accordance with Title 29 of the Delaware Code:

§ 10003. Examination and copying of public records.
(a) All public records shall be open to inspection and copying by any citizen of the State during regular business hours by the custodian of the records for the appropriate public body. Reasonable access to and reasonable facilities for copying of these records shall not be denied to any citizen. If the record is in active use or in storage and, therefore, not available at the time a citizen requests access, the custodian shall so inform the citizen and make an appointment for said citizen to examine such records as expediently as they may be made available. Any reasonable expense involved in the copying of such records shall be levied as a charge on the citizen requesting such copy.

I am requesting access to the following information for the above noted calendar years:

  1. date, time, and location of alleged offense when parking ticket was issued
  2. specific offense (expired meter, handicap violation, too far from curb, etc.)
  3. all correspondence (including electronic) with the Wilmington Office of Civil Appeals concerning parking tickets
  4. all correspondence with the Wilmington Division of Revenue concerning parking tickets

In addition to the parking ticket information, I am also requesting information about the amount of money collected from parking meters in the city, preferably broken down by week and location – if such information is not available on a weekly basis, monthly will suffice.

We would like to review this public information on Friday, January 13, 2012.

In order to save money on paper and ink, we hope to copy the information electronically. Please advise on the best format for such an arrangement (USB thumb drive, writable disc, etc.).

Please contact me via any of the methods below with any questions and/or information about best format for copying public records.

Ken Grant
@kengrantde on twitter

15 S. Dillwyn Road
Newark, DE 19711

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