St. Peters resident upset over $1.50 processing fee for public records

St. Peters resident upset over $1.50 processing fee for public records

St. Peters resident upset over $1.50 processing fee for public records

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 25 at 1:05 AM

(KMOV.com) -- Should residents have to pay to get information about their city government? A News 4 viewer was told just that so he contacted us to get answers.

Mark Cirillo wanted to know about the red light cameras in St. Peters. He knew the city has eight cameras and tickets for running red lights are $110.

When he contacted St. Peters City Hall to ask how much revenue comes in from red light cameras and how the money is spent, he was told he’d have to pay a $1.50 to get the answer.

“The point is it should be public information,” he said. “I’m not asking for a lot, it should be really simple.”

We contacted the city of St. Peters and they told us there is a disclaimer online that explains there is a small fee to cover the cost of looking up information and printing it out for citizens. 

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