February 3, 2017 by Glenn Nix
Rights & Responsibilities:
The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located § 2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.
The County does not have a written policy regarding statutory exemptions. It is the general policy of Middlesex County to invoke exemptions to protect employee privacy, citizen privacy, confidentiality, negotiation/bargaining position, investigations and legally privileged materials. Exemptions are exercised on a case by case basis.