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Mill Creek legal fees disclosed

Employment and public records are two areas costing money


Last updated 4/9/2021 at 10:51pm

Courtesy of City of Mill Creek

Legal fees are reducing in the city. The new landscape for public records requests is impacting Mill Creek and other cities. A 2016 MRSC report suggests cities form policies and procedures to deal with a new era in public disclosure.

Mill Creek legal expenses are from two top categories: general employment issues and public records requests.

The City Council heard an update on legal fees from City Attorney Grant Degginger in the April 6 council meeting. The presentation is posted here:

A pie chart presented at the meeting showed general employment litigation issues dominating with nearly 33% of the legal expense budget, and public records at 26%.

The city of Mill Creek had 702 public records requests between July 1 and March 29, the report states. Of those, 21 remain open as they are complex to c...

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