Portsmouth City Solicitor says job evaluations are public records

From the Portsmouth Daily Times In a memo dated Dec. 19, Portsmouth City Solicitor John Haas responded to a legal opinion on Ohio public records and the pending city manager job evaluation.

“Councilman Kevin W. Johnson requested a written legal opinion on whether the documents generated by individual council members relating to the evaluation of the job performance of the City Manager is a public record subject to public disclosure,” Haas wrote. “It is my legal opinion that the records are public records under Ohio statutory and case law.”

Earlier in December, Portsmouth City Council chose an evaluation method from the International City/County Management Association.

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