It shouldn't have taken an investigation by the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office, or $175.50 in county-paid court costs. But at least the county appraiser's office now should know that when state law calls for public requests for public records to be responded to within three business days, it does not mean at the agency's convenience, if ever. Good for private investigator Emery Goad for challenging the office's weeks of inaction — something other citizens might not bother to do.
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