I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Daily Times wins records case against city of Farmington
The Farmington Daily-Times has officially won a case against the city of Farmington related to the release of city records. The city council voted against appealing an appeals court ruling to the state supreme court, according to the Daily-Times.
The case involved the question of whether or not the city had to release all of the applications for city manager to the general public. The city said no, and the paper, along with the Foundation for Open Government, sued to have the papers released.
Mayor Bill Standley, who opposed the release of the records initially but voted against appealing to the Supreme Court, called on the state legislature to “fill in the blanks” on what records need to be released by government entities.
The argument against releasing the records is that it would scare some applicants away from applying if they knew their names would be public.