The Broadview Park District is committed to open government and is using the District’s website as a centralized source to provide frequently requested information. The Broadview Park District will work to ensure that information on our website is maintained and as accurate as possible.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is intended to ensure that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of the government, and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees, consistent with terms of the FOIA. Access to records is necessary to enable the people to fulfill their duties of discussing public issues fully and freely, making informed political judgments and monitoring government to ensure that it is being conducted in the public interest. Access by all persons to public records promotes the transparency and accountability of public bodies at all levels of government, and it is a fundamental obligation of government to operate openly and provide public records as expediently and efficiently as possible in compliance with the FOIA.
The FOIA is not intended to cause an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and unless information falls within an express statutory exemption, it must be disclosed under FOIA. The exceptions are to be constructed as limited, in light of the people’s right to know the decisions, policies, procedures, rules, standards and other aspects of government activity that affect the conduct of government and the lives of any or all of the people.
The FOIA requires the District to respond to requests for non-commercial public records within five business days. In certain limited circumstances, the District may take up to an additional five business days to collect and prepare records for inspection. Requests received after 3:00 p.m. will be dated as being received on the next consecutive business day. The FOIA requires the District to respond to requests for public records for commercial use within twenty-one business days after receipt. Unless the records are exempt from disclosure, the District is required to comply with a request for commercial purposes within a reasonable period, considering the size and complexity of the request, and giving priority to records requested for non-commercial purposes.
The District reserves the right to redact exempt information from a requested record.
All requests must include the following:
A.) The requester’s full name, address, telephone number, facsimile number and email, if any.
B.) Brief description, as specific as possible, of the public records requested.
C.) Clarification as to whether or not the request is for a commercial purpose. Note: It is a violation
of the FOIA for a person to knowingly obtain a public record for commercial purpose without
disclosing that it is for a commercial purpose, if requested to do so by the public body.
If you’d like to submit a FOIA request, please click here to fill out our request form. Once you’ve completed it, you may submit it to the Broadview Park District. Requests for public records must be made in writing and may be submitted in person, by U.S. mail, e-mail or facsimile. A Freedom of Information Act Form may be used, but is not necessary.
Broadview Park District
2600 South 13th Avenue
Broadview, IL. 60155
F: (708) 681-0106
Requests may also be sent via email to our Executive Director, Reggie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.