Oregon hired Ginger McCall as their public records czar only eighteen months ago, her last day will be Friday. Citing interference from the governor’s office, she gave notice last month.
This week, as she prepared to leave, McCall voiced even weightier concerns. Having filed a last public report, she takes specific aim at fees the government charges records requesters in Oregon, calling them onerous. She noted the fees can sometimes reach $180 an hour to pay for lawyers to review and redact records.