David Paulk
Ohio.com correspondent


FAIRLAWN: The city’s public records policy was altered at last week's City Council meeting.



In the past, public records policy was driven by an idea that all documents were paper. However, many documents are now in digital form. Mayor William Roth said this new technology is the reason adminstration decided it was time to alter its policy.



“Cities are always behind when it comes to technology,” Roth said. “It’s just updating the technological aspects of it”



An example of digital documents include emails said Roth. He referenced concerns such as how long emails will be retained, and how they will be disposed. But this was the only change made to the policy.



Public records are documentation anyone can obtain. They include but are not limited to blue prints, Mayor documents, city legislation, and financial statements.