- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines officials are taking another look at the city’s odor board rules after a panel member said she didn’t have access to needed information.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/2jRgj3U ) board member Heather Ryan complained to city officials after an inability to look at odor logs. Staffers told her she’d need to submit a public records request to see the information.

Council member Skip Moore, who appointed Ryan to the committee, says it is unclear what authority the group holds or how it operates. The council will discuss the matter Monday afternoon.

The board is intended to provide a monthly record of odor complaints for Des Moines enforcement officials, but it meets only twice a year.

Moore says he wants a board that can respond to odor complaints.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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