Open Government Mediation Program

Contact: Jennifer Colangelo (404) 656-4168

 

How can the Attorney General's Office help in an Open Records or Open Meetings dispute?

In 1997, the Attorney General pressed for legislation to amend Georgia's Open Meetings and Open Records acts to give the Department of Law the ability to help citizens and government agencies resolve their disputes without resorting to litigation. After the legislation was passed, our office moved to create an informal mediation program to help Georgia’s citizens with questions or concerns about local government’s decisions to close meetings to the public or governmental responses to Open Records requests. 

Upon receiving a complaint from a Georgia citizen, attorneys at the Department of Law work to ensure that local governments provide all the access to meetings and records that Georgia citizens are entitled to under the law.

Please be aware that the information you submit through this form will become an open record.  Your complaint may be shared with the government entity involved, to allow them to respond.  If you have any sensitive information, please do not submit it through this form.

After your complaint is submitted, an attorney from our office will contact you within a few days.

Click here to submit a complaint online.