Saturday, February 22, 2014

Is the Council being forthright regarding their use of city emails?

On November 25, 2013 the City Council adopted an ordinance regarding the Open Public Records Act and retention of communications.  I addressed the Council regarding that ordinance and noted certain deficiencies as they pertain to the public's Common Law Rights to Access.  

The Council, and many employees, fail to use their city email addresses to conduct city business.  Failing to do so makes it nearly impossible for the City Clerk (the custodian of records) to store, maintain, and produce these records (yes, emails are public records) when requested by the public pursuant to the Open Public Records Act and Common Law Rights to Access.

It appears that rather than address the deficiencies I see with the ordinance, or remediating the issues as they pertain to the City Council and employees utilizing city email servers, they have ignored this resident's concerns.

The following video is compiled of snippets from multiple council meetings, edited, and shortened for your convenience.

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