Thursday, January 19, 2012

Use of personal emails to conduct city business may make them public records

Click here to read the opinion of legal counsel for First Amendment Coalition concerning the use of personal emails to conduct city business and whether or not the emails are public records.

The short answer is YES.

The use of personal emails by elected officials has become more common place and removes from public scrutiny discussions on public policy issues.

Long Beach needs to deal with this growing problem.

OpenUpLongBeach Discovers Bombshell About Measure BBB

In response to an email from community activist, Ann Cantrell, about the City Attorney's "impartial analysis" of Measure BBB...