User Fees As a Barrier to FOIA
My lovely wife was trying to extract some data from the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. She was looking for GIS mapping data for a number of precincts in the area. The marginal cost of supplying this information is arbitrarily close to zero. Yet here’s what she saw:
Are you kidding me? $86 per district? Clearly a case of setting price way, way above marginal cost to discourage participation.