Dear Atlantic County,
This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
- Amount invested for the improvement of paratransit and transportation of people with disabilities in the county for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
CUSTODIAN CLARIFICATION TO OPRA REQUEST 572-2020
November 25, 2020
You have submitted an Open Public Records Request and indicated your
preferred method of delivery is email.
You request seeks: Amount invested for the improvement of paratransit and
transportation of people with disabilities in the county for the years
2018, 2019 and 2020.
MAG Entm’t, LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverage Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534
(App. Div. 2005): The Court held that "[w]hile OPRA provides an
alternative means of access to government documents not otherwise exempted
from its reach, it is not intended as a research tool litigants may use to
force government officials to identify and siphon useful information.
Rather, OPRA simply operates to make identifiable government records
‘readily accessible for inspection, copying, or examination.’ N.J.S.A.
47:1A-1." The Court further held that "[u]nder OPRA, agencies are
required to disclose only ‘identifiable’ government records not otherwise
exempt . . . In short, OPRA does not countenance open-ended searches of an
agency's files." Id. at 549.
Please provide clarification regarding what documents you are requesting
on or before December 7, 2020.
Rachel K. Goloff, Esq.
Assistant County Counsel
Atlantic County Department of Law
1333 Atlantic Avenue, 8th Floor
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
P: 609-345-6700 Ext. 2464