Documents submitted, and now the local paper has a spat about getting them released. Is it really necessary to rush the release before the 195 Commission even has a chance to review them?
GoLocalProv | Business | 195 Commission Refuses to Release Hundreds of Pages of Fane Tower DocumentsOn Friday, the Fane Tower development team submitted approximately 800 pages of documents to the 195 Commission in compliance with a May 15th deadline. The documents are relevant to the design of the long-delayed and long-disputed project. On Friday, GoLocal requested copies of the documents...www.golocalprov.com
For you and me? Probably not. But a media outlet has an obvious financial interest in obtaining them as soon as possible.
Regardless of what standard practice is for releasing documents like this (either prior to or after the review), The Commission's response to the inquiry is pretty terrible. The documents are a matter of public record and "I'm not going to have anything to share" isn't going to cut it. I can't imagine a media relations professional clicking send on that without some other context, explanation, or additional information - i.e. "We'll release the documents after The Commission has had an opportunity to review." or "You can obtain the documents by filing an official public records request here."