July 15th, 2020, Eric Epstein of Rock the Capital submitted a request for information in accordance with PA Right-To-Know Law.

Epstein sought information related to parties suing the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority for Harrisburg (the ICA). Specifically, the request involved any parties suing the ICA; legal budget and financial records; and any RFPs, bids, and contracts related to legal representation for the organization.

In response, the ICA provided a full copy of the 2019-202 adopted operating budget, along with a copy of litigation filed by Eric Papenfuse, Mayor of the City of Harrisburg, and Bruce Weber, Director of Finance. No information regarding RFPs, or associated bids or contracts, accompanied the response.

We include the response, along with the operating budget and litigation, here.

Dear Mr. Epstein:

Thank you for writing to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority for Harrisburg with your requests for information pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know law.

On July 15, 2020, we received your Right to Know Request.

Please accept this as a final response to your request. Your request has been denied in part and your request has been approved in part.

Please find enclosed details of our response.

If you choose to file an appeal, you must do so within fifteen (15) business days of the mailing date of the agency’s response, as outlined in Section 1101. Please note that a copy of your original Right to Know request and this response letter must be included when filing an appeal. The law also requires that you state the reasons why the record is a public record and address the reasons the Agency denies your request. Visit the Office of Open Records website at http://openrecords.state.pa.us for further information on filing an appeal. Please be advised that this correspondence will serve to close this record with our office as permitted by law.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Jeffrey Stonehill
Authority Manager
Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority for Harrisburg