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Salt Lake City v. Jordan River Restoration Network, 2018 UT 62 (Dec. 20, 2018)

Dec 20, 2018

This case involved an appeal from the district court’s reversal of the Salt Lake City Records Appeal Board’s determination that Salt Lake City should have granted a fee waiver to the Jordan River Restoration Network in connection with its GRAMA request.  The Utah Supreme Court rejected JRRN’s contention that Salt Lake City lacked standing to petition the district court for judicial review because it was essentially appealing its own ruling, given its Records Appeal Board’s decision was at issue.  Having concluded Salt Lake City had standing, the court clarified the standard of review, burden of proof, and scope of review for a petition for judicial review of a GRAMA decision.