"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them...To cover with the veil of secrecy the common routine of business, is an abomination in the very eyes of every intelligent man." Patrick Henry
With very few exceptions, all meetings of public bodies are open to the public. Citizens of Greenfield are encouraged to attend council meetings and committee meetings.
You may request notice of all meetings by sending a written request to:
Council Clerk City of Greenfield 300 Jefferson Street Greenfield OH 45123
As with the Open Meetings Act, the Public Records Act is also based on the principles of democracy. Furthering the notion that a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people" can be accomplished only when the people are able to oversee their government's operations, the Ohio Legislature enacted the Public Records Act to guarantee the people broad access to the records of public offices.
Moreover, Ohio's highest court has expressly cautioned public officials that the records in their possession belong to the people, not to government officials holding them. Accordingly, the public records law must be interpreted liberally in favor of disclosure, which means that any doubt about whether to disclose a record should be resolved by its disclosure.
If you would like to request any record from the city, you may complete this form and present it to the city administration office, 300 Jefferson Street, 3rd floor. Currently, there is a charge of 4 cents per page.
The above information was taken from Ohio Sunshine Laws 2008: An Open Government Resource Manual, compiled by the offices of the Ohio Auditor of State and the Ohio Attorney General.
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