How to get a representative
I was told in the response to my FOIA request that if I couldn’t make it to College Park, MD I could get a representative to receive my files. How would I go about finding someone to do this for me? (I am a college student and I currently can’t afford to hire a professional to do it. Unless their fee is under $50).
If you don’t want to inspect the records they can mail the records to you.
I think they said in the reply that I could only get the CD if I physically come to College Park and download its contents. (I think you can actually read the letter on my profile).
From my reading of their response I believe that they are telling you that you have 3 options: inspect the documents at the room and pick them up with your own storage device, inspect the documents and have them printed/copied at the room, or purchase copies for .80. If you get it in writing that they will only allow you to inspect the records or pick them up, appeal as that is not ok.
Ok, I will definitely get into contact with them to see if I can get it into writing. Are you saying that what they are doing is illegal? Are they supposed to give me more options than this?