(Harrison, Oh.) - The City of Harrison is getting called to the mat for its record keeping practices.
Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost released an audit on Thursday showing that Harrison is among several cities and counties across Ohio who are not compliant with the state's Sunshine Law on keeping and releasing public records.
“It’s disappointing in this day and age with all the attention on transparency that we don’t do enough to make sure the people’s records are accessible,” Yost said. “We’ve just got to do better.”
The audit showed that the City of Harrison had not officially designated any person or department to handle public requests for records. Alsom that Harrison does not have an official process for tracking when public record requests and received and met.
The report did note that the city does have a specific person responsible for overseeing the city's record keeping.