DBEDT Wants $259 For Contract Copies

posted in: 2015, March 2015 | 0

In researching the articles for this issue, Environment Hawai`i sought copies of contracts that the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism entered into with the Bank of New York Mellon, Renewable Finance, and Clean Power Finance.

On February 24, DBEDT informed us that to comply with this request we would need to pay $259. Had the $60-per-request waiver not been granted, the total would have been $379.

According to Susan Gray-Ellis, DBEDT’s staffer who responds to Uniform Information Practices Act requests, the time required to “review and segregate” the contracts for Renewable Finance and . . .

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