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Google Alert - open government

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Destruction of Public Records Stopped...For Now

Paper shredding lorry
Paper shredding lorry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Reacting to the news that boxes of public records were to be destroyed -- records that were generated in the office of the Mayor and in the 7th Council District -- many people contacted the City Council and asked that the records be at least scanned or turned over to the Historical Society of Long Beach.

The newly minted City Council listened and the item for approval was taken off the agenda.

It remains to be seen what happens with the records. The history of the Mayor's office is contained in its records. That history needs to be preserved so researchers can access and eventually let all of us know what was going on during those years.

Thank you residents who stepped forward on this issue.