eFoia Audit of Washington, D.C.

Web FOIA Compliance: Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration

Government agencies in Washington, D.C., broadly ignore a 2001 law, which requires them to post 10 categories of public records on their websites, according to a public records audit conducted by the D.C. Open Government Coalition in conjunction with the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.

Public Information What's on the Website Link
How to FOIA
There is a FOIA Requests link on the home page. click here
Employee information: names, titles, salaries, dates of employment
An organizational chart with names, titles, and contact information can be found under "ABRA Organizational Chart." Salary information can be found under "Public Employee Salary Information" on the FOIA homepage. click here
Staff manuals, instructions The administrative manuals are linked from the ABRA FOIA homepage. click here
Final opinions, orders Nothing found.
Interpretations of policies, rules, acts Nothing found.
Regulatory and enforcement correspondence All final opinions (Court of Appeals Decisions, Board Dispositions, and Board Orders) can be found on the bulleted list from the ABRA FOIA homepage. click here
Account, voucher, contract information Nothing found.
Minutes, all proceedings Transcripts of board hearings from January 2012 are available. click here
Frequently requested FOIA records This link includes seven of ABRA's most requested FOIA records. click here
General index of records to be posted online Nothing found.

FOIA CONTACT Information

Paula Gibbs
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
2000 14th Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 442-4468
Email: paula.gibbs@dc.gov

Primary research for this audit was conducted by Howard University journalism students LeeSandra Alexandre and Melissa Noel while interning at the Workshop. The project was edited by Pete Weitzel, who is a board member at the DCOGC and a former managing editor of the Miami Herald. FOIA contact information is from DCOGC.