Does an City have to estimate how long it will take to respond to my request?

Yes. the City must provide a good faith, nonbinding estimate of how long it will take to comply with the request "within a reasonable period of  time" after receiving the request. The City is required to make a good faith effort to fully respond within the given estimated time.

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1. What is the Maine Freedom of Access Act?
2. What is a public record?
3. What is a FOAA request?
4. Does the FOAA request have to be in writing?
5. What should my FOAA request say or include?
6. Who should I send my FOAA request to within the City?
7. Does the City have to acknowledge receipt of my request?
8. Is the City authorized to ask me for clarification concerning my request?
9. Does an City have to estimate how long it will take to respond to my request?
10. In what form can I expect the records to be in response to my FOAA request?
11. Can I be charged for the FOAA Request?
12. Is the City subject to penalties for failure to comply with the Freedom of Access Act?