The failure of Williamson County (Texas) to comply with a Public Information request and subsequent lawsuit filed by Waste Management of Texas against the Texas Attorney General and Williamson County
09-28-09 Johnson's letter to the Attorney General objecting to their non-release, and to which the below attachments pertain
03-03-09 2009 Landfill Operating Agreement
07-29-09 Citizens' complaint letter to TCEQ
WMI's monthly reports to WilCo
March 2009
April 2009
May 2009
June 2009
07-14-09 Six landfill gatehouse tickets (out of at least 157 tickets for this date) provided in response to Johnson's Public Information Request, and not showing the dollar amount of charges to the six customers (school districts and cities)
09-23-09 TECQ's letter responding to the citizens' complaint letter
08-11-09 Johnson's three-line Public Information Request for the landfill gatehouse tickets, which triggered this entire matter
09-01-09 WilCo's letter to WMI seeking to shift responsibility to WMI for arguing non-release of the tickets
09-01-09 WilCo's letter to the Attorney General admitting missing the deadline for responding to Johnson and stating that the county declares no exceptions regarding the tickets' release on its own behalf.
09-16-09 Waste Management's letter to the Attorney General objecting to the release of the tickets
11-06-09 Letter from the office of the Attorney General stating that the county should release certain information to Johnson
11-25-09 Johnson's DEMAND letter to the county after the county's failure to provide the information to Johnson pursuant to Abbott's letter
12-02-09 Johnson's NOTICE OF VIOLATION to the county after the county's failure to provide the information subsequent to the DEMAND LETTER
12-02-09 Johnson's COMPLAINT to the Texas Attorney General regarding the county's failure to abide by the Attorney General's opinion regarding the release of information
12-04-09 The LAWSUIT filed by Waste Management of Texas against the Texas Attorney General and Williamson County
12-08-09 The press release issued by Johnson notifying the public and press about the lawsuit and case background
12-14-08 Johnson's PETITION IN INTERVENTION to the lawsuit filed by Waste Management against the Attorney General of Texas and Williamson County
12-17-09 Johnson's comments to the Hutto City Council
01-25-10 Johnson's Motion for Expedited Trial or Expedited Hearing to Show Cause for Expedited Trial
November of 2010 - TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT rules that Waste Management, Inc. must release landfill gatehouse tickets with specified redactions
Johnson's Brief to the 11th Court of AppealsA failure in county governmen: August 10, 2011
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NOTICE from the Texas 11th COA that oral arguments are scheduled for 11/11/12 in Austin, Texas at 9 a.m.
Williamson County landfill transparency case set for oral arguments in Appeals Court on Dec. 8, 2012
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